Torpedo the Dams — Full Speed Ahead!
The Edwards Dam in Augusta, Maine, will be breached on Thursday in an effort to restore fish populations in the Kennebec River, as debates rage across the U.S. over proposals to knock down dams for the sake of fish. About 75,000 large dams block American rivers, and small dams block thousands more. Proposals to breach dams on the Columbia River in the Northwest to help endangered salmon are particularly controversial.
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