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Removing Deadbeat Dams

dam_mainWith support from Patagonia, Save The Colorado was proud to support the film tour for “DamNation” in cities throughout the Southwest U.S. In addition, we are always on the lookout for dam removal projects on the Colorado River and its tributaries in the 7-state region and Mexico. Dam removal is one of the most exciting new developments in river conservation in the U.S. and abroad. Removing dams is a central feature of restoring river health and the natural functioning of aquatic environments. Dams that are no longer useful, or that are terribly environmentally damaging, are candidates for removal.  Small or large, removing a dam can have an amazing effect on river health as well as provide exciting opportunities for communities and people to rally around.

In September of 2017, we launched our “Tear Down Glen Canyon Dam” campaign. Several aspects of this campaign are forthcoming including legal, advocacy, and organizing components. Please check out our video, “Top Ten Reasons To Tear Down Glen Canyon Dam”.

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