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 But outdated dams can hurt rivers.

Elwha Dam removal underway Photo by Thomas O'Keefe

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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Academic Articles › Reservoir Emissions   11/14/2019

Climate Impacts of Hydropower: Enormous Differences among Facilities and over Time

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