Document - Restore: Responsibly Reviving America's Rivers


Restore is a special publication of the Hydropower Reform Coalition, which provides an overview of dam removal nationally, and documents past, current, and planned removals in the Pacific Northwest. The Coalition developed this report to discuss removal of hydropower and other dams as a topic and to highlight restoration successes and community and watershed benefits from dam removal in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.


A Special Publication of the Hydropower Reform Coalition on Dam Removal in the Pacific Northwest.

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