Klamath River Basin Plans Largest Dam Removal in American History

Klamath River Basin Plans Largest Dam Removal in American History

Four dams are set to be removed from the Klamath River, finally restoring salmon to the river after decades of population decline. Eight dams were built on the Klamath River between 1900 and 1962 to generate hydroelectric power, decimating the salmon populations and disrupting the ways of life of Native tribes throughout Northern California and […]

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Heavy Flooding Continues to Inundate China This Summer

Heavy Flooding Continues to Inundate China This Summer

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer This week, China is facing its fifth major flood this summer, Tanner Brown reported for MarketWatch. This extreme flooding has officially reached the Three Gorges Dam, and is said to be “pummelling” the structure. As The Guardian reported yesterday, inflows to the “world’s largest hydro-electric dam reached 75m litres […]

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Two-Thirds of World’s Longest Rivers Don’t Flow Freely Anymore

Two-Thirds of World’s Longest Rivers Don’t Flow Freely Anymore

by Yoel Fessahaye  The largest-ever study on global hydrology has discovered that only 37% of the longest rivers (longer than 600 miles) remain free-flowing and 23% flow uninterrupted to the ocean. As National Geographic explains, rivers are the lifeblood of our planet — they provide food and water for hundreds of millions of people, deliver […]

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