Estabrook Dam: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

May 24, 2012

It’s safe to say Estabrook Dam – that spans the Milwaukee River where Glendale and Shorewood meet – is crumbling. It’s also safe to say the dam is a source of controversy. Milwaukee County is responsible for the structure and plans to repair it – while environmentalists continue to press that it be permanently dismantled.

Estabrook Dam

Today at 2 PM, a Milwaukee County Circuit judge is due to take up a motion filed by Milwaukee Riverkeeper. It wants the court to declare Estabrook a public nuisance and to order the dam’s removal. WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence reports