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3 Damn Dams Are Coming Down !!!

Finally, 3 dams on the Klamath are scheduled to come down. Long overdue, hope it happens. 1 in Oregon and 2 in N Kali.

New plan to remove Klamath River dams without help from Congress - SFGate

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Awesome!!

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Finally, 3 dams on the Klamath are scheduled to come down. Long overdue, hope it happens. 1 in Oregon and 2 in N Kali.

New plan to remove Klamath River dams without help from Congress - SFGate
Only an estimated 74,997 to go then!!

wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dams_and_reservoirs_in_United_States
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If the Klamath responds the way the Elwha seems to have, it could add a lot of evidence to use in favor of more removals.

This is great stuff.
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If the Klamath responds the way the Elwha seems to have, it could add a lot of evidence to use in favor of more removals.

This is great stuff.
Everybody knows how fish would respond and this is, partially, why Neanderthals in congress oppose what make sense.

Have you noticed how strongly they oppose Dam removal.......
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Dam removal is a function of economic feasibility, not environmental sense.

Elwha went down because it could barely supply enough energy for a mill.
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I have hopes for the Klamath but some trepidation as well. I do not think the Klamath will respond like the Elwha. It is a flatter gradient and I think it will take some time for all that sediment to move through the system with some potentially not so great consequences. Although they say the sediment is non-toxic - I question that a bit as there has been many years of abuse in the upper watershed. I am keeping my fingers crossed that at least in the long run this will help the fish though I expect the short term will be tough
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After hearing the news that its not happening and now seeing the this brings a ray of hope. Thanks for posting!!!

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