Year of the River


Dubbed “Year of the River” by Coalition member American Rivers, 2012 saw the beginning of the end of large dams in the United States. This year marked the start of removal of Elwha and Glines Canyon and Condit dams on the Elwha and White Salmon rivers respectively, These dam removal projects are the largest in history and represent a turning point in the effort to restore freeflowing rivers for salmon, recreation and culture.

Year of the River


Year of the River: Episode 1


Year of the River: Episode 2


Year of the River: Episode 3

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Hydropower Reform Coalition

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Milltown Dam Removal (2008)

Video of the removal of Milltown Dam on the Clark Fork River, near Missoula Montana. The dam was breached on March 28th, 2008.

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