Low-Head Dams: Danger Below

Low-head dams seem picturesque, even docile, as they spill over rivers. Yet we were reminded this summer how threatening they can be when two brothers died after being caught in the powerful churn of the Dodridge Street dam in Columbus. Advocates for public safety and wildlife want these dams removed, but these expensive, complicated projects don’t seem to be a priority for any government. What might it take to eliminate low-head dams?
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