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In an Era of Extreme Weather, Concerns Grow Over Dam Safety By Jacques Leslie – Yale Environment360 –July 9, 2019 It is a telling illustration of the precarious state of United States dams that the near-collapse in February 2017 of … Continue reading

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Landscape with Beavers By Stacy Passmore – Places Journal – July 2019 In the American West, beavers are gaining a reputation as environmental engineers who can help restore water systems — and challenge their human neighbors to think differently about … Continue reading

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Dam Busters By Paul Greenberg – Hakai Magazine – April 4, 2017 In staid New England, if a younger man drives onto the property of an elderly woman and threatens to knock something down, you expect pushback: an argument, a … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM This past week I’ve joined many others watching the news unfolding about Oroville dam and its eroding spillway.  The videos of 100,000 cubic feet per second churning over the spillway and down the river … Continue reading

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Boosting Mill Towns by Busting Dams By Tim Purinton – Ebb & Flow – July 2016 The term “dam removal” brings to mind the decommissioning of large hydropower facilities in the west and the waging of contentious legal battles to improve … Continue reading

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Stanford on Verge of Momentous Dam Decision By Steve Rothert – American Rivers – February 13, 2015 After 15 years of pushing by American Rivers and partners such as Beyond Searsville Dam (BSD), Stanford University could finally start taking responsibility … Continue reading

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Restoring America’s Rivers: Preparing for the Future Communities across the nation are facing increasingly extreme storms that bring damaging floods. These events can strain outdated infrastructure and endanger public safety. Restoring America’s Rivers tells the story of how community leaders … Continue reading

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