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Dam replacement could help control algae

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 The City of Fremont wants to remove the Ballville Dam on the Sandusky River.

U.S. wildlife officials want a slow removal of dam as not to upset the environment.  The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service say they want to restore and expand a self-sustaining fishery in the lower Sandusky River and that a free-flowing river is key to that process.

The government. also wants an ice-control structure installed. They say it will keep algal blooms from getting worse.

The dam was build back in 1913 to provide hydroelectric power.

Fremont will decide how to remove the dam later this fall.

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