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Old 12-10-2018, 05:49 PM   #11
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Its nice they're tearing these dams down, but I think it has a lot to do with the costs of maintaining them, and some of them no longer having a purpose where industry has moved away. Lets not pretend if the powers that be thought they could keep making money they would suddenly decide habitat is more important. Hopefully technological advancements render dams obsolete in the future. It is a good step in the right direction that the communities involved are on board and aware of the benefits of removal.
Very valid point. I agree.
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Old 12-22-2018, 03:54 PM   #12
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Its nice they're tearing these dams down, but I think it has a lot to do with the costs of maintaining them, and some of them no longer having a purpose where industry has moved away. Lets not pretend if the powers that be thought they could keep making money they would suddenly decide habitat is more important. Hopefully technological advancements render dams obsolete in the future. It is a good step in the right direction that the communities involved are on board and aware of the benefits of removal.
You are correct, I know. I'm currently reading a book called "The Glen Canyon Reader". It's heartbreaking to read about what is buried under that reservoir.
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