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Stories with subject: Dams
  • Groups clash in court over Columbia River Basin salmon plan 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:00 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal authorities defended their latest plan for mitigating damage to salmon and steelhead imperiled by hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River Basin.

  • Fish ladders built at 3 dams for river herring 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 10:23 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Fish ladders have been built at three dams along the Ten Mile River watershed so river herring can swim to their natural spawning habitat.

  • Battle over proposed Yellowstone River dam ramps up story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:21 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - An escalating legal fight over a $59 million federal dam project on Montana's lower Yellowstone River could decide the fate of an endangered, dinosaur-like fish population that has been blocked from its spawning grounds for decades.

  • Ag's water needs from Willamette River studied 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 10:15 am

    SALEM, Oregon - With drought and changing precipitation patterns on the minds of farmers and ranchers, an ongoing study of the Willamette River Basin's dams and reservoirs is taking on a new urgency.

  • Problematic low level of Ohio lake could benefit unusual bog 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 2:33 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The lowering of central Ohio's Buckeye Lake while the state makes plans to replace the deteriorated dam might end up benefiting an unusual nature preserve in the water.

  • New River monster fish? A study of the muskellunge fish story has photos
    Updated: Jun-13-15 9:22 am

    RADFORD, Virginia - In the waters of the New River below Claytor Dam, Sasha Doss and Joe Williams are searching for a river monster.

  • Drought shouldn't impact hydro dams too much this summer 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:53 pm

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Despite one of the worst drought years on record, hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest should not see their operations disrupted too much this summer.

  • Flooding across Texas increases dangers at low-lying dams 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 9:05 am

    DALLAS - Historic amounts of rainfall had engorged the San Gabriel River in Central Texas when a kayaker glided over a low-lying dam and got caught in the churning water for several desperate minutes.

  • Yangtze River: Long river, long history, top tourist spot story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 1:51 am

    BEIJING - The scene of a capsized cruise ship with hundreds on board is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The Yangtze has dramatic cliffs, peaks and waterfalls that are often featured in Chinese paintings, but its importance goes far beyond that to its role as a major transportation artery that created some of the country's biggest cities.