From an update this morning by Ohio State’s Facilities Operations and Development department on the 5th Avenue soon-to-be-ex-dam: “The second and final phase of the dam removal is anticipated to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Once the pool level starts coming down after this phase, rescue of stranded mussels from newly exposed areas will begin” (emphasis added). How great is this? Including, say, if you’re a mussel? Side note: Check out The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio (pdf) courtesy of The Ohio State University Press.