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Visit this website to learn about the effects of dams on rivers and the environment. It also explains how dams and hydropower projects can be operated differently to reduce their adverse impacts.
The Hydropower Reform Coalition (HRC) and the River Management Society (RMS) have conducted a pilot program to summarize up to 14 hydropower license and settlement provisions. Read more.
See the recreational assessment of a proposed tidal energy project in the Kenai Peninsula near Nikiski Alaska produced by the HRC in collaboration with the National Park Service.
(This op-ed appeared on The Oregonian on July 12.)
The Fourth of July weekend saw the death of a dozen sockey salmon on the lower Deschutes River below the Pelton-Round Butte project.
According to Deschutes River Alliance, the temperature of water discharged from Pelton-Round Butte Dam complex have been increasing as the dam operators are drawing from the surface of the reservoir as the primary component of water being used to run turbines.
Read the post by the Alliance on the fish kill.
Read an op-ed by Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers on the Baltimore Sun.