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 But outdated dams can hurt rivers.

Chelan Gorge, WA Photo by Rich Bowers

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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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