western water rights

The trouble with dams

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August, 1995
Year: 
1995
Abstract: 

A discussion of the factors involved in the policy and subsidizing of the operation of hydropower dams. Included are the economics of river barges. The subsidies of flood control and irrigation are discussed. Also, the environmental strains caused by impaired fish passage and transportation, reduced flow regimes, as well as other ecological factors. Decommissioning is also discussed briefly. A general overview of policy issues involving hydropower. 

Author(s): 

Devine, R.S.

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