Dam Removal

April 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
A lack of Congressional approval almost killed a controversial dam removal project on the Klamath River in Oregon and California. The states and the Interior Department have found a way to proceed.
Associated Press via The Register-Guard
August 11, 2015, 9am PDT
Even in an epic drought, the long-awaited commencement of the $83 million San Clemente Dam removal project is welcomed as the obsolete dam posed a safety threat to downstream communities and provided very little water due to tremendous silt build-up.
Monterey Herald
January 28, 2015, 12pm PST
In 20 years, dam removal has gone from a "fringe notion" to "wide acceptance." National Geographic explains how and why this sea change occurred.
National Geographic
August 29, 2014, 2pm PDT
Here's a comeback story for the ages: The Elwha River in Washington, dammed for the production of hydroelectric power for almost a century, runs wild again.
National Geographic
August 1, 2011, 9am PDT
Lawmakers are likely to consider a controversial plan this summer to remove a series of dams on the Klamath River to help restore endangered salmon populations.
National Geographic
August 5, 2010, 7am PDT
This feature from <em>Miller-McCune</em> looks at the debate over a dam near Stanford University, and whether it should be removed to restore the ecosystem the area once housed, or maintained to protect the ecosystem that it spawned.
Miller-McCune
April 27, 2007, 12pm PDT
Dams have been decimating the population of salmon in Northern California's Klamath River for years, and now Native Americans who depend on the salmon are traveling to visit the owner of the dams to appeal for their removal.
The San Francisco Chronicle