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  • 'Dams made the modern Northwest'

    Historian Keith Petersen talks about how Columbia and Snake River dams have made the Pacific Northwest what it is today.

  • 'Hydro(power) had no friends'

    In his own words, Orville Campbell, who spent 30 years working for the companies that own the Elwha dams, talks about the movement to take down those dams.

  • 'People are important'

    Potlatch Corporation employee Frank Carroll explains why he thinks dam-breaching is a poor idea.

  • 'The science pushed me'

    Jim Baker, the Sierra Club's point man on Columbia salmon, offers his ideas on breaching dams to save fish.

  • 'The suburbs have some bad choices'

    Colorado River Water Conservation District head Eric Kuhn says the Denver suburbs have some difficult choices ahead in their quest for more water.

  • 'The world would be different if not for the veto'

    Denver Water Department head Hamlet 'Chips' Barry describes some of the lessons the city has learned from the Two Forks veto.

  • 'Where is the metro area going to get its water?'

    Former Colo. Gov. Dick Lamm believes that the state's continuing population growth will make the Two Forks veto a temporary and Pyrrhic victory.

  • A dam good speech

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber becomes the first major political figure in the Northwest to back breaching of four Snake River dams to help endangered salmon.

  • A dusty lake is plumbed halfway back to life

    In an attempt to stem particulate air pollution caused by dust from California's dry Owens Lake, water is being returned to the lake bed for the first time in 90 years.

  • A history of how a grassroots rebellion won a water war

    Peter Carrels' "Uphill Against Water: The Great Dakota Water War" is a shocking story of how bureaucracy destroyed rural economies and indigenous people, all in the name of progress.

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