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Title
Dam removal success stories : restoring rivers through selective removal of dams that don't make sense
Creator
American Rivers
Friends of the Earth
Trout Unlimited
Date Created and/or Issued
12/1/99
Publication Information
Friends of the Earth ; American Rivers ; Trout Unlimited
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: Over the past 100 years, the United States led the world in dam building--blocking and harnessing rivers for a variety of purposes, including hydropower, irrigation, flood control, and water storage. The US Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) has catalogued approximately 75,000 dams greater than six feet tall along the waterways of the United States1 -- and at least tens of thousands of smaller dams plug our rivers across the country. (The National Research Council estimates that the number of US dams is over 2.5 million.2) US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt recently observed, "that means we have been building, on average, one large dam a day, every single day, since the Declaration of Independence."3
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2dj5f82
40
Subject
Ecology and river restoration
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
United States

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