Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World


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Mon, 08/14/2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World


This Program Originally Aired on June 26, 2023

Throughout history, mankind has dammed rivers at the cost of wild fish, Indigenous peoples, forested land, and healthy watersheds. Adding to the havoc of today’s climate-change-induced weather extremes and water shortages, science says there’s no future for the business of dam-building. 

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Oregon-based environmental journalist and documentary filmmaker Steven Hawley, whose new book Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World delivers the full, ugly truth about dams and offers a pathway toward freeing our rivers.

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