Damage Control


When we tap into a river’s power by building a dam, we can gain benefits such as flood control, irrigation, and electricity. But these structures can also become burdens, threatening safety and harming our ecosystems. The largest dam removal project in the history of the United States is now taking place on the Klamath River, with four dams slated for removal. Can this project be a blueprint for dealing with aging dams everywhere?

Film Resources: Lesson Plan and Community Outreach Guide

Our partner, the National Science Teaching Association, has created outstanding resources to accompany each of our films. Click on the button below to access this insightful discussion guide for Damage Control. This class-room ready guide highlights the science and engineering practices that participants use to better understand the natural world and solve challenging problems.

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