'Ghosts of capitalism': the push to dismantle America's decrepit dams
Derelict dams criss-crossing the country's rivers and tributaries disrupt the paths of migrating fish and pose a flood hazardOn a muggy day in late August, George Jackman, an aquatic ecologist who works on habitat restoration, stood at the edge of Quassaick Creek in upstate New York.The Quassaick, which flows through the small city of Newburgh, New York, and spills into the Hudson River, was unusually shallow after a summer with little rain. "It looks bucolic now," Jackman said. "But it can be a raging torrent." Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/04/push-to-dismantle-dams-us-rivers-environmentalists
Zdroj: The Guardian