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Main Title Recovering a lost river : removing dams, rewilding salmon, revitalizing communities /
Author Hawley, Steven,
Publisher Beacon Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 644663362
ISBN 9780807004715 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0807004715 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Subjects Stream conservation--United States. ; Stream restoration--United States. ; Salmon--Effect of dams on--United States. ; Salmon--Reintroduction--United States. ; Hydroelectric power plants--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Watershed management--United States.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  QH104.H39 2011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/16/2013
Collation xxiv, 252 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-252).
Contents Notes
Redeeming the dammed -- What they're smoking in Alaska this summer -- Feed Willy -- Butte Creek -- Energy versus eternal delight -- How the mighty were felled -- When the levee breaks -- The fifth H -- Lies, dam lies, and statistics : the science of saving big hydro -- A river resuscitated -- The heart of the monster -- Epilogue : The river why not. Steven Hawley, journalist and self-proclaimed "river rat," argues that the best hope for the Snake River lies in dam removal, a solution that pits the power authorities and Army Corps of Engineers against a collection of Indian tribes, farmers, fishermen, and river recreationists. The river's health, as he demonstrates, is closely connected to local economies, fresh water rights, energy independence-and even the health of orca whales in Puget Sound.