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When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

The average age of U.S. dams is 56 years, and seven in 10 will be over 50 by 2025. The American Society of Civil Engineers classifies 14% of the nation’s 15,500 high hazard potential dams. by…

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Emerging climate-fueled megadrought in Western US may rival any over past 1,200 years

Source: the journal Science “We now have enough observations of current drought and tree-ring records of past drought to say that we’re on the same trajectory as the worst prehistoric droughts.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer…

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Spider excavators remove on dam on San Juan Creek in California's Cleveland National Forest. Photo: Julie Donnell, USFS
Posted in Dams Environment News Rivers The Revelator

Removing 81 dams is transforming this California watershed

The innovative project could aid endangered native species — and provide a useful roadmap for other dam-removal efforts.   by Tara Lohan Ι The Revelator March 19, 2020 Removing one gigantic dam can have a massive…

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