Dams: Uses, Benefits, Negative Effects, and Far-Reaching Impacts on Our Waters Future

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Dams have been a part of our waterways history since somewhere around 3000 BC.  Man has been altering the environment for a very long time.  But, it wasn’t until much later, and many, many dams later that we came to realize the true impact dams have on our environment, our waterways, and ultimately our ocean.

Today we use our dams for many reasons.  And we have lots of them.  There are an estimated 2,000,000 small dams in the US and around ...

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