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 But outdated dams can hurt rivers.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   5/28/2024

CPUC Rejects PG&E’s Proposal to Transfer Hydroelectric Assets to New Subsidiary

From California Sportfishing Protection Alliance   5/25/2024

CSPA Intervenes in Litigation on Drum-Spaulding and Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Projects

From Trout Unlimited   4/24/2024

Let’s urge FERC to improve Kennebac dams plan

From Idaho Rivers United   4/22/2024

IRU attends Hydropower Reform Coalition Hill Week in D.C.

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Tribal Resources › Videos   12/17/2020

Guardians of the River

In this film by American Rivers and Swiftwater Films, Indigenous leaders share why removing four dams to restore a healthy Klamath River is critical for clean water, food sovereignty and justice. 

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Academic Articles › Reservoir Emissions   6/15/2013

Sediment Trapping by Dams Creates Methane Emission Hot Spots

Decommissioning and removal › Videos   5/14/2020

Potter Valley Project – Chance of Lifetime

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