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 But outdated dams can hurt rivers.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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From California Trout   11/30/2023

Action Alert: Tell PG&E To Urgently Remove Eel River Dams

From Trout Unlimited   11/28/2023

The Way Forward for the Eel River

From American Whitewater   11/27/2023

Great Falls of the Catawba Good and Getting Better! (SC)

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Reservoir Emissions:
The science is clear

Celebrating Elwha River restoration

Our national map of hydropower dams


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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