The Growing Tide Of Dam Removals
Dam removal continues to generate controversy in our region. Proponents see restored ecosystems and fish runs.
Opponents see diminished irrigation water for agriculture, and a loss of beloved recreational lakes. Peter Brewitt examines the politics of dam removal in his new book, Same River Twice: The Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration.
The book looks at removal efforts of high and low controversy, from the Savage Rapids Dam on the Rogue to the Marmot Dam on the Sandy. Peter Brewitt visits with highlights.
LINK: the National Dam Removal Database keeps track of destruction and construction.