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Dam Removal in 2018 – Another Successful Year of Freeing Rivers

By Jessie Thomas-Blate – American Rivers – February 20, 2019
Communities seeking relief from flooding caused by increasingly intense storms. Fish seeking refuge from warming downstream waters. Parents seeking solace when their child has been pulled into the undertow of the base of an artificial waterfall (aka a dam). Landowners pouring money into failing, obsolete structures, or perhaps pretending they do not exist at all… just waiting for the next big storm to knock them down. The reality of living in a world with a changing climate is real, and we must ensure that we actively work towards making our rivers and communities more resilient. Now is the time to revive our rivers and streams— the lifeblood of our nation. The good news is that we are making progress. Read full story here.

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