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Watershed - Elizabeth Grossman

Hardcover Published: 30th May 2002
ISBN: 9781582431086
Number Of Pages: 256

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A close examination of the questions facing communities across the United States where dam removal is on the environmental and political agenda.. Dams and diversions along America's rivers have transformed the country and in doing so created environmental problems whose resolution will, in many ways, determine how we live in the next century. There are over 75,000 dams in the country and almost no major river in the country remains undammed. But now, for the first time in our nation's history, the pace of dam removal has overtaken the pace of construction as communities across the country commit themselves to river restoration, including the removal of harmful dams.Questioning the value of dams requires a serious readjustment in the country's notion of progress, a prospect threatening to some and daunting to all. Watershed examines the implications of dam removal to America's rivers and their communities by exploring the stories of a number of places where dam removal and river restoration are now underway. This is a story of people and place, and of a vital turning point in the nation's relationship to its rivers. 0813367824 the Spirit of American Law : an Anthology

Introductionp. 1
Mainep. 9
North Carolinap. 33
Florida: The Crooked Creek and the Canalp. 49
Wisconsinp. 67
Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado Riverp. 91
Montanap. 109
Californiap. 123
Oregon: Savage Rapids Dam and the Rogue Riverp. 139
Washington: The Olympic Peninsula and the Elwha River Damsp. 153
The Lower Snake River Damsp. 167
Afterwordp. 199
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 211
Acknowledgmentsp. 222
Indexp. 224
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ISBN: 9781582431086
ISBN-10: 1582431086
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1