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Deadbeat Dams Removed

Deadbeat Dams Removed

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, October 25, 2016/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, sustainability, environment

             Dam Removal and River Restoration Project, Washington State (credit: American Rivers)

What better way to celebrate rivers than with the removal of "deadbeat dams". The conservation and advocacy organization American Rivers has recognized a recent short film on what happened to two rivers after their plugs were removed.

Maser Films produced Year of the River to document the removal of dams on the Elwha and White Salmon rivers in Washington State. As the film notes, the two dam removal projects were the largest to date and a turning point in efforts to restore rivers for migrating fish, recreation, and indigenous culture.

Hopefully more archaic dams will be removed and free-flowing rivers will be released again.

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