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UNH Survey: Most N.H. Residents Prefer Dam Removal

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  • UNH Survey: Most N.H. Residents Prefer Dam Removal

    A first-of-its-kind survey shows New Hampshire residents generally favor removing dams from local rivers. Researchers from UNH asked 1,500 residents about whether they’d prefer to see a hypothetical dam removed , allowing for a free-flowing river, when presented with various alternatives. They asked if residents would want dams to remain in place for hydro-electric generation or historic preservation, or to maintain property values or recreational opportunities. The study found that residents, especially liberal-leaning ones, almost always favored dam removal. But they were least in favor of dam removal when the alternative use of the dam was for hydropower. "In a sense, [the liberal respondents were] asked to choose between a free-flowing river, which has certain ecological benefits, versus hydropower, a source of green energy,” says UNH Ph.D. candidate Natallia Leuchanka, who co-authored the study. “And so the choice becomes a little more difficult." UNH assistant professor Catherine

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