August 2007
High Country News;8/20/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 15, p3
The article reports that the Marmot Dam located in the Sandy River in Oregon was destroyed on July 24, 2007 in an effort to save coho and chinook salmon. The dam has been causing problems for the coho and chinook salmon for years and on July 24, the company that owns it, Portland General Electric Co., finally decided to blow it up. Peggy Fowler, chief executive officer (CEO) of Portland General Electric, led the countdown to the detonation of the dam. Furthermore, the explosion was just the first step as front-end loaders equipped with giant hammers completed the destruction.


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