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Why We Should Stop Building Dams

There are 80,000 dams in the U.S., but only 3 percent of those dams create hydroelectric power. Why do we build dams and how do they affect the environment?

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The Downside Of Dams: Is the Environmental Price of Hydroelectric Power Too High?

“Dams are a symbol of human ingenuity and engineering prowess-controlling the flow of a wild rushing river is no small feat.”

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydro-Power

” Hydropower is one of the oldest power sources on the planet, generating power when flowing water spins a wheel or turbine. It was used by farmers as far back as ancient Greece for mechanical tasks like grinding grain.”

Multiple Dams Are An Ominous Threat To Life On The Mekong River

“In a remote part of northern Laos, history is being made. Construction has begun on the final stage of the $3.5bn Xayaburi dam – the first dam to span the entire mainstem of the lower Mekong River.”

Elwha River Restoration

“Elwha River Restoration is a National Park Service project that includes the largest dam removal in history, restoration of the Elwha River watershed, its native anadromous fish, and the natural downstream transport of sediment and woody debris.”
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