A Community of Necessity: The Quabbin Reservoir's History and the Future of "Managed Retreat"
by Elisabeth C. Rosenberg
In 1939 the dammed Swift River submerged four Massachusetts towns beneath the new Quabbin Reservoir. The story of the residents, politicians and engineers of the Swift Valley foreshadows the negotiations that will accompany a managed retreat from places jeopardized by climate change.
SOURCE: Washington Post
A Turkish dam is about to flood one of the oldest continuously settled places on Earth
The project has also faced years of stiff resistance from critics who said its benefits were hardly worth the cost to local communities and from historians, archaeologists and others who say the preservation of Turkey’s cultural heritage is a global concern.
SOURCE: Daniel Pipes Blog
The Acute Danger of Iraqi Dams
by Daniel Pipes
It's been apparent at least since the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that the Mosul Dam, Iraq's largest, could spell devastation for Iraq due to a combination of faulty construction, governmental indifference, and an ongoing civil insurrrection.
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