Hofmann Dam removal project under way

June 20, 2012 3:21:51 PM PDT
The Army Corps of Engineers started removing the Hofmann Dam on the Des Plaines River in Riverside Wednesday.

Officials hope this will help improve the river's ecosystem and make it easier for boaters and kayakers to navigate the river.

This restoration project has been discussed for years.

It is expected the removal of the dam will take about two weeks.