the anthropo.scene

There has been quite a bit of controversy over the proposed Site C Dam in North Eastern British Columbia.

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Yesterday the environmental assessment was released. Lots of responses from the media (see here or here) for and against for this mega-dam (a mega-dam is anything over 15m high; Site C will be 60m).

There is already a mega-dam on the Peace River upstream of the proposed Site C Dam – the Bennett Dam is 180m high and, since 1968 has held back B.C.’s largest reservoir. Below the Bennett Dam, and also upstream of Site C, is the Peace Canyon dam.

Not long ago the journal Water Alternatives had a free special issue on Big Dams. In it, some of the world’s foremost authorities weighed in on the Big Dam controversy.

All of Water Alternatives articles are free, I should mention, and just require you to make…

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Author: Makere

A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.