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Dams provide resilience to Columbia River basin from climate change impact
September 25, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Dams have been vilified for detrimental effects on water quality and fish passage, but a new study suggests that these structures provide "ecological and engineering resilience" to climate change in the Columbia River basin.Full Story
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