Another Dam Bad Idea

Oregon’s Elk Creek is the target of local commissioners who want to build a 186-foot-tall dam to provide irrigation water for farmers. This while Congress, after 20 years, is finally close to approving the $13 million required to remove the disastrous Savage Rapids Dam on the Rogue, into which Elk Creek flows. “They are hoping that U.S. taxpayers will cough up at least $100 million to build a dinosaur of a dam that will burden future generations with substantial, undeserved economic and environmental liabilities.” Douglas Larson in The Oregonian.

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