In a state that is rich with water resources, the topic of dam removal has proved to be extremely controversial. With restoration of salmon populations as one well publicized aspect, author and scientist Dennis Dauble discusses other important components of the process and the decision of whether to remove a dam, whether large or small. He explores dam removal via both economic and environmental decisions, shares several case studies of dam removal projects, and weighs the economic, social, and ecological risks and rewards of dam removal.
Dr. Dennis Dauble is a retired fisheries scientist, author, teaches at Washington State University in Richland, Washington, while consulting on expert panels relating to salmon conservation. Learn more about Dennis at his website DennisDaubleBooks.com.