Tag Archive: salmon

Mar 11 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/11/13): Proposed Dam in Alaska, Realities of Managing the Delta

This week: The economic and environmental challenges of a proposed dam in Alaska, some realities of managing the San Joaquin/Sacramento Delta, restoring the Muddy River in Boston, and pondering lost urban rivers. Proposed Dam Presents Economic and Environmental Challenges in Alaska (NY Times) But in Alaska, where natural energy resources and wildlife are both foundations …

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Oct 01 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/1/12): Flooding in NE India and Testing Levees in the Netherlands

This week: Flooding and landslides kill almost 30 in northeast India, testing levees in the Netherlands, solving the water crisis now in the U.S., and the huge salmon run this year on the Sacramento River. Flood, landslides kill 29 in Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal (The Indian Express) In Assam, the flood situation deteriorated with 16 districts …

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Apr 20 2012

Freeing the Calapooia in Oregon (Video)


This week we have clip about the removal of dams along the Calapooia River in Oregon. The Calapooia is a key tributary to the Willamette River and is one of the few (as the video explains) channels without a hydroelectric structure. Yet it still had 3 small dams that hindered migratory fish species so the …

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Feb 20 2012

A Few Good Reads (2/20/12): Salmon and California Flood Protection

This week: Salmon habitat restoration, more on the CVFPP in California, where the Colorado runs dry, the cost of the recovery in Minot, and flood inquiries in Queensland grappling over a hydraulic model.   California bonds pay for levees in floodplains, leading to more growth, increased flood risk (AP) Although courts have found the state …

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