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As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

Erosion, Inform
Aug
6

Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must carefully consider the cumulative effects of constructing too many small dams in a single watershed.

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Army Corps Of Engineers Agrees To Disclose Dam Pollution

Erosion, News
Aug
5

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps’ hundreds of dams nationwide.

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Standford’s Searsville Dam Spurs Debate

Erosion, News
Jul
29

Stanford University is finding itself at the center of an unlikely environmental battle. It centers on an aging dam and the barrier it creates for native fish.

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As Dams Fall, Rapid Changes On Elwha River

Erosion, Inform
Jul
8

The final chunks of concrete are expected to fall this September in the nation’s largest dam-removal project, but nature is already reclaiming the Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, as sediment once trapped, now flows downstream replenishing eroding beaches and creating new habitat for marine creatures not observed there in years..

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Sand Mafia Behind Sudden Release Of Water?

News, Sand Mining
Jun
11

Environmental activists believe that dam officials are bribed by a sand mafia to open the gates at one go instead of releasing the water slowly, as is being done in other dams. The fast discharge of a huge volume of water leads to large amount of sand getting settled on riverbeds, which dry up fast.

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A Major Victory in Patagonia: Chilean Government Rejects HidroAysén’s Dam Project

Erosion, News
Jun
10

Chile’s government, under the leadership of President Bachelet, made a landmark decision today when it rejected the controversial HidroAysén dam project.

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The Colorado River Returns to the Sea

Erosion, Inform
May
29

More than eight weeks after the he Morelos Dam on the Arizona-Mexico border was opened to allow a “pulse flow” , which began on March 23, and now nearing its end, the Colorado River, after coursing through its delta, touched the Sea of Cortez.

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Life-Giving Deltas Starved by Dams

Erosion, Inform
May
24

At a time when coastal areas are already battered by climate change, life-giving deltas are being sacrificed to dam building.

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DamNation; a Documentary That’s Testing the Waters of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Erosion, Films, News
Apr
18

DamNation is a feature documentary, shown this week at SXSW in Austin, Tx. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

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