Dam Removal

August 1, 2016--Minimal impacts from loss of Powell power, canyon institute says (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A group that wants to see the restoration of Glen Canyon and draining of Lake Powell says a new study shows such actions would have minimal impacts from the resulting loss of hydropower. The Glen Canyon Institute says the study it commissioned found there would be negligible impact on the western power grid and electric rates would go up by an average of 8 cents per month for

May 25, 2015--Rivers recover after dam removal (Environmental News Network)

More than 1,000 dams have been removed across the United States because of safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published today in 

January 31, 2015--American Rivers reports 72 dam removals for 2014, sets goal to 75 for 2015 (Water World)

According to new information from American Rivers (AR) -- an organization that aims to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature -- communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the be

September 10, 2014--How 'clean power' dams actually damage the environment (Public Radio International)

“Hydropower is really not a renewable resource in the most strict sense of the term,” explains Jason Rainey, the executive director of International Rivers.

June 1, 2011--It's about dam time (High Country News)

Switches will be flipped today on the Elwha River, as generators at two notorious hydroelectric dams -- the Elwha and the Glines Canyon--are turned off. It's a significant first-step in a process that will continue this summer, prepping the dams for their impending destruction. The pieces have finally fallen into place.

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