You Can’t Dam Your Way to Paradise

Ben Cowan, Taliesin Black-Brown | 2018 | 4 min.

2019 Official Selection

The San Joaquin is one of the most over-allocated rivers in America, and yet plans remain to dam it further. The proposed Temperance Flat Dam threatens to destroy a pristine river gorge for a tiny drop in the bucket. The proposal has recently been denied but the story lives on as a caution against reckless dams and a call to protect our scenic rivers.


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