We’ve Inherited a Dam Problem: Extended Cut

DAMS HAVE A LIFETIME JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, AND THE DAM-BUILDING MANIA OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY HAS LEFT US WITH SEVERAL DAMNING PROBLEMS DOTTED ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE. Last year, I stood on top of the Alder Dam in the state of Washington, USA. Morning had shifted to afternoon, and sun rays beamed through clouds … Continue reading We’ve Inherited a Dam Problem: Extended Cut

We’ve Inherited a Dam Problem

Morning had shifted to afternoon. Sun rays beamed through clouds and lit up evergreen slopes. A class of college students stood on top of Alder Dam in Washington State. A few feet to our left, a quiescent lake sprawled as far as the eye could see. A few feet to our right, past a chain-link … Continue reading We’ve Inherited a Dam Problem