dam reform

Huffington Post Blog Piece on Rep. Hastings' Harmful Dams Bill

Check out the blog River Restoration Progress Threatened by Extreme Bill that appeared on Huffington Post this week.

The piece written by President of American Rivers, a Steering Committee member of the Coalition, explains how a recent bill by Representative Doc Hastings from Washignton harms rivers and wildlife and threatens public safety. 


See how dams affect rivers

An interactive website that explains the effects of dams was made public yesterday by the Hydropower Reform Coalition. www.dameffects.org explains how the surrounding vegetation, fish, recreation areas and river flow can be impacted by dams. Also explained is how hydropower dams can be operated to minimize the impacts and enhance river quality.