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British Columbia’s Peace River, proposed location of the Site C Dam, a $9 billion hydropower project on the east side of the Rockies. Hydropower dams throughout the Northwest have created serious obstacles for migratory fish like salmon. “It’s not just the obstacle of the dam,” says Jeff Watters with the Ocean Conservancy. “It’s that you take a river ecosystem and turn it into something completely different.” Image by Saul Elbein. Canada, 2017.

British Columbia’s Peace River, proposed location of the Site C Dam, a $9 billion hydropower project on the east side of the Rockies. Hydropower dams throughout the Northwest have created serious obstacles for migratory fish like salmon. “It’s not just the obstacle of the dam,” says Jeff Watters with the Ocean Conservancy. “It’s that you take a river ecosystem and turn it into something completely different.” Image by Saul Elbein. Canada, 2017.