Comment 120880

By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted March 06, 2017 at 16:27:32 in reply to Comment 120879

I'd prefer they open the dam and let the water and wildlife and nutrients within the river flow naturally. Even though there is water flowing over the top, a dam affects the physics of the running water. Silt that the river would normally carry downstream builds up before the dam and slowly chokes the riverbed. A dam stagnates the water which encourages oxygen depleting algal growth that kills fish and tends to smell bad.

Imagine a world where every river runs free. It would be really beautiful.

We have other options like solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear and maybe even fusion down the road https://www.theguardian.com/environment/... . Couple that with reducing demand and we may be able to slowly win our rivers back.

Comment edited by ergopepsi on 2017-03-06 16:28:47

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