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View from the blog-o-sphereStanford 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 for the harm its water system causes to endangered steelhead trout and local streams. For over 100 years, Stanford has operated multiple dams and diversions in the San Francisquito Creek watershed to supply water to its golf course and campus landscaping. The dams have blocked endangered steelhead trout from reaching over 25 miles of historic spawning habitat and have dried up the creeks downstream.  Even though Stanford no longer needs these dams for water supply, they have been reluctant to eliminate their impacts.  That is about to change.  For full blog post, click here.

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