Remove the Dams to Save the Salmon? | Short Film Showcase

This short film from the producers of DamNation looks at the effects of four dams on the lower Snake River. It envisions how a future without those dams might bring back a resurgence of salmon to the area. DamNation: http://damnationfilm.com/ Learn more about reasons to remove the dams at Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/us/the-new-localism/DamNation Learn more about reasons to keep the dams at Northwest RiverPartners: http://nwriverpartners.org/ ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: A curated collection of the most captivating documentary shorts from filmmakers around the world. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email sfs@natgeo.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Remove the Dams to Save the Salmon? | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/DK5nUXkrz8o National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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Matthew Rittenbach: This video is stupid, dams help more than they hurt. Ships are better than trains environmentally speaking , hydropower makes over 50% of Washington’s power with no carbon footprint. Not to mention we have the highest fish returns in over 80 years of tracking.

BeaveHolio: Dams are necessary for clean energy obviously all his concerns are just engineering problems.

smde1: Hype science like Hype politics doesn't serve the truth or the peoples' interest. The salmon are fine. Living in the northwest you know what kokaneei slamon are (they are land-locked salmon.) The still live a complete life cycle - they just don't go to the sea - they still live, grow and reproduce - and if the dams are taken down they will return to the sea. - so there is NO HARM DONE - THIS IS HYPE SCIENCE - AND HYPE POLITICS - BE FOR TRUTH - The salmon are fine - they are ot harmed - liars will always lie.

Rick Murie: Beautifully done and persuasive. Please get the word out to those who aren't aware of the value healthy salmon runs provide.

Henry Castro-Miller: Dam Daniel

Jack Coleman: The effect of Fukishima on the Pacific and on salmon runs makes it necessary for the salmon to have every possible opportunity to survive as a species. If the the salmon die, we will die.

Maloy7800: I didn't know Patagonia was in Oregon.

1309 TS: why keep the dams if they do not serve a impotent purpose any more

Daniel Roper: It funny to see a government agency argue for the preservation of the Snake River dams. Their points; 1.Grain transportation.... The railway goes right along the river.
2. Flood control in Portland... four Columbia River dams to do that
3. Economy and jobs.... more would be created by removing the dams,
4. All the US Army Corps of Engineers does to save salmon.... the dams existence is the biggest single contributor to the decline of wild anadromous fish.
5. Electrical generation... we have a surplus of electricity, and have you ever heard of windmills which are abundant by the way along the Columbia River Gorge.

Free the snake remove these dams!!!

Giga Gubeladze: save the salmons

CelibateCetologist: I know salmon farms are starting to become a thing so will those farms become a part of the recovery effort?

Phoenix: fuk ur dams. all bullshit , just let the nature take course its not like u own the water only people makes the water nasty...

Heather Steele: I just moved from a tourist-attraction river-town near the southern edge of the Oregon Coast. Because of dams and other damaging factors to the environment the salmon run there is awful. Too few salmon and the ones that are there are unhealthy and taste it. Starved, stressed, and living in pollution. They have hatcheries there which never made sense to me. I thought to myself, "Wouldn't putting more salmon in the river decrease their chances of survival and make the overall population unhealthier, given there would be more competition for food? And once there's more salmon and they're in the unhealthier state of being less nourished, won't that spread disease?" This new information verifies that.

Potato Tae: But if u remove the dam won't the water flood ? The place ?

A True Wisconsinite: I recommend that you all watch the film DamNation. That is were this clip is from. Such a good film. Very thought provoking and moving. Even if you don't agree with the message, the film's still very good for history and also has amazing scenery.

UnfallenHero: let's stop talking about it and just do it, I'll go work for free if i have too.

Victor: Kanye west is a gay fish

ninja2kernow: Homo sapiens suck.

taeho9raphy_: Can you actually remove a dam without just blowing it up?

MrQbenDanny: If the dams serve no purpose, why are they still operating?

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