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2002 Army Corps of Engineers Lower Snake River Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) (The Executive Summary is a good place to start)
So oblivious are we to a dams’ inevitable fate, so smitten with the idea of their power, that feasibility studies don’t consider the cost of decommissioning; the omission amounts to a form of subsidy and inflates a dams’ value. Dams are, of course, loaded weapons aimed down rivers, pointed at ourselves; they’re proof of the gambling nature of the societies that build them.