Dam owners present hydropower as a “clean” technology. But outdated dams can hurt rivers.

Kayaking on the Elwha River Photo by Thomas O'Keefe

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From South Yuba River Citizens League   2/20/2024

Proactive Action is Key to Balancing Future Water Demands with Supply

From Idaho Rivers United   2/15/2024

Salmon litigation: a refresher on what this agreement does

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Reservoir Emissions:
The science is clear

Celebrating Elwha River restoration

Our national map of hydropower dams


Hydro Guides   11/1/2005

Rivers of Power: A Citizen’s Guide to River Restoration through Hydropower Reform

Learn about hydropower's impacts in California, ways these dams harm rivers, how citizens can restore rivers using the FERC licensing process, licensing success stories, and more.

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Court Cases   1/1/1991

LaFlamme v. FERC

Collections › Decommissioning and removal › Reports   2/12/2021

Michigan Dam Safety Task Force Report

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