Rejuvenating Troubled Waters

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Currently, there are 2,200 dams in B.C. While many of these continue to provide important benefits to society (drinking water, irrigation, electricity), as many as 400 dams have outlived their usefulness and are eligible for removal. They are futile because of structural safety concerns, reservoir siltation, marginal benefits and ecological damage. It has become apparent that dams don’t last forever, and these aging dams are ready to be dismantled or decommissioned.


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