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Our Planet (Dams) #952860

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 15, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The first of an NBC series of reports on what's new on the environmental front of "Our Plant" introduced.

(Olympic National Park: Anne Thompson) The blowing up of ancient Americdan dams to restore rivers to their natural state featured; scenes shown if a dam on the Elwha†† River in Washington state that blocks the salmon from spawning & the exploding of the Marmot Dam on the Sandy River; details given about the economy of removing rather than fixing the dams. [Olympic National Park superintendent Karen GUSTIN†- explains what dams did.] [American Rivers Conservation Andrew FAHLUND†- says we need 21st century approaches.] [G.E. project manager John ESLER†- shows the dam area.]

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne

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