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Is the Water Glass Half Empty or Half Full? A Balanced Rationale about Dam Removal

June 11, 2015

Why remove a dam? Is the decision an environmental or economic one? In a state that is rich with water resources, the topic of dam removal has proved to be extremely controversial. With restoration of salmon populations as one well publicized aspect, author and scientist, Dennis Dauble, discusses other important components of the process and the decision of whether to remove a dam. He explores dam removal as both economic and environmental decisions, and also dives into long-term implications. He shares several case studies of dam removal projects and weighs the economic, social, and ecological risks and rewards of dam removal. Dauble also discusses the history of dam construction in the Pacific Northwest, emphasizing water storage and hydro-electric projects that have accompanied population growth in the 20th century in this timely and enlightening discussion.

Funded project of Humanities Washington.  Humanities Washington is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 6:30 pm

Contact: Humanities Washington Phone: (206) 682-1770
Port Angeles Library
2210 S Peabody Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
United States
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