Riparian repair

Woelfle-Erskine, Cleo
September 2008
High Country News;9/1/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 16, p6
The article offers information on the riparian conservation of the Milltown dam in Milltown, Montana. In 1983, the Milltown dam project worth $10 million was removed as part of the Superfund cleanup, diverting the river into a straight, riprapped channel. Aside from diverting the river, they bulldozed scrape toxic substance out of rectangular pits and haul it 150 miles upstream to dump. Experts opposed to the move and commented that people should devote more of the $2 billion spent yearly on the project to understanding how rivers like the Clark Fork work. Presented are the details of the issue.


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