Goldsborough Dam Removal: Example for All

Even the Army Corp of Engineers calls the removal of a 15-foot-high dam from a Puget Sound tributary a success story five years later. Salmon are once again breeding in the upper reaches of Goldsborough Creek — all because the local lumber company realized the dam was a financial liability. “Dam removal is often fiercely contentious, with people who rely on dams for electricity, irrigation and other uses squarely against the environmentalists who say dams kill fish. But after more than a century of survival, the dam on Goldsborough Creek was doomed by an unusual consensus of interests – and a timber-company accountant.” Warren Cornwall in the Seattle Times.

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