Comment 120881

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted March 06, 2017 at 19:17:57 in reply to Comment 120880

Most rivers have naturally occurring dams. For example, the Niagara Escarpment acts as a dam that holds back water that has flooded what are now the upper Great Lakes. If Niagara Falls is allowed to continue to naturally erode upstream, at some point it will reach Lake Erie, which will then cease to exist.

All of the river ecologies in Southern Ontario date to no earlier than the end of the last Ice Age, about 11,700 years ago. Please do not interpret my article as support for any particular hydroelectric proposal that involves constructing a new dam. Neither do I have any position on whether or not the Wilkes dam should be removed. However, when I googled "remove Wilkes dam Brantford," no proposal for removing the dam came up.

So if this particular dam is going to be there anyway, why not use its hydroelectric potential? Please note that I am not pro or anti the Wilkes or any other particular dam. I am simply anti-waste.

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2017-03-06 19:27:05

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