Friends of Sebago Lake has started a collection of newspapers articles, letters, and statements by scientists about the many impacts of dams and flow regulation.  The collection has a focus on Canadian hydropower, silencing of Canada’s scientists and showcasing the ability of a senior Canadian scientist Dr. Hans Neu to explain the dangers of the mega dam projects on the ocean fisheries and climate change.

There was a recent article published by Maine Public News and the Bangor Daily News by Fred Bever. In this article scientists from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Bigelow Labs disagreed with our statements in recent editorials in the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News.

Our goals for this collection is for concerned citizens to better understand what scientists in Canada and other parts of the world were stating about hydropower and flow regulation impacts. It is also important to understand why there is a lack of information. One reason is because of government and corporate silencing and prevention of scientific research. We hope this collection of research will promote freedom for scientists to once again study in an unbiased manner the impacts of these dams and flow regulation.

Canadian Scientists Silenced

HYDRO DAMS BLAMED FOR DECLINE IN FISH STOCKS FACT SHEET BY STEPHEN M. KASPRZAK FEBRUARY 4, 2019 

Information office to probe ‘muzzling’ of federal scientists– Montreal Gazette April 2, 2013

Scientist Studying Great Whale gives Ottawa a damage report Montreal Gazette Nov 28, 1991

Gagged’ Scientist’s Study may show hydro power as polluting than coal– Montreal Gazette Oct 11, 1991

Court rejects federal assessment of Quebec power project- Ottowa Citizen Nov. 21, 1992

Muzzled salmon biologists lab faces funding woes as a result of Treasury Board ruling-Vancouver Sun August 22, 2011

Hydro-Quebec hires crisis-team PR firm– Vancouver Sun October 10, 1991

Science abandoned, scientists muzzled-The Leader Post Jan 10, 2014

Federal scientists silenced by government gag order-The Ottawa Citizen March 26, 1986

Dr Hans Neu Warnings of Hydro Dams and Flow Regulation Impacts

A Study on Mixing and Circulation in the St. Lawrence Estuary up to 1964– Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory Bedford Institute

Runoff Regulation for Hydro-power and its Effect on the Ocean Environment- Hydrological Sciences-, XXI, 3 9/1976

Dams stop nature’s way on mighty rivers– Calgary Herald February 25, 1974

Hydrology expert gives hydro power some dirty looks-Edmuntan Journal February 26, 1974

Environment Studies Ignored By Government– Nanaimo Daily News January 8, 1973

Man-Made Storage of Water Resources– A Liability to the Ocean Environment? Part I-Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 7-12, 1982

Man-Made Storage of Water Resources– A Liability to the Ocean Environment? Part II– Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 44~.7, 1982.

Dam Problem– Ottawa Citizen July 18, 1994

Water Diversion Risky, NRC Scientist Warns– Ottawa Journal April 15, 1966

Water Diversion-Ottawa Journal April 23, 1966

Hydro impact unknown- Ottawa Journal January 8, 1976

Hydro dams blamed for decline in fish stocks-Sherbrooke Record February 8, 1977

James Bay seen as test on the environment– Star Phoenix January 8, 1976

Hydro dams may limit fish stock-Star Phoenix January 27, 1977

Environment Studies Lacking-Times Colonist Jan 6, 1973

Hydro Dams and Flow Regulation Impacts on Ocean Thermohaline Circulation

Fresh water in ocean may alter Europe’s climate– Argus Leader Sioux Falls April 6, 2011

Could global warming produce big chill?– Boston Globe Oct 1, 2002

East Coast fishery needs ‘Marshall Plan’– Calgary Herald Dec 7,1993

Scientists unsure why cold invading cod area– Calgary Herald Dec 7,1993

Nearing a Point of No Return?-Hartford Courant Jan 30, 2006

El Nino a weakling compared to thermohaline– Leader Post Regina Saskatchewan April 18

The big chill– Montreal Gazette Oct 5, 2002

Move over, El Nino: Here are the true giants– Ottawa Citizen March 15, 1998

Abundant Arctic fresh water could alter Gulf Stream-Paducah Sun April 6, 2011

Global warming slowing down circulation of oceans- The Monitor, Texas. March 24, 2015

Dr Rozengurt and Other Scientists on Dam and Flow Regulation Impacts 

Don McAllister to Dr Rozengurt– http://deltacouncil.ca.gov

US soundings– Guardian Nov. 26,1997

Native people can’t survive assault on the North-Montreal Gazette March 23, 1991

Dwindling Diatoms– Santa Maria Times Oct 4, 2015

Oceanographic Institute Is Built in Nova Scotia– Calgary Herald July 27, 1962

Power project worries conservationists– Calgary Herald November 4, 1971

Choppy waters for great whale?– Montreal Gazette October 16, 1993

Environmental study on Great Whale hydro project is due next week– Montreal Gazette August 27, 1993

Federal official questions Hydro’s environmental record– Montreal Gazette January 1990

James Bay project: hoodwink public, destroy environment-Montreal Gazette Sept. 20, 1973

Probe questions business ethics of hydro deal– Ottawa Citizen December 20, 2005

Ontario New Florida If Hudson Dam Built– Ottawa Citizen July 1, 1952

‘Bureaucrats sabotage scientists’– Ottawa Citizen June 21, 1997

James Bay power project could start climate changes-Ottawa Journal September 15, 1971

Drop In Acid Rain Altering Appalachian Stream Water– December 19, 2006

Indians fight for wilderness– Montana Standard January 27, 1973

Canada’s Oceanographic Fleet Underway– Montreal Gazette August 21 1961

Damming the northern rivers-Montreal Gazette October 5, 1991

Dam problem– Ottawa Citizen July 18, 1994

James Bay plant: what cost to nature? -Ottawa Journal October 26, 1971

Tidal power dams feared threat to Coastal Maine– Star Phoenix June 2, 1981

James Bay seen as test on environment– Star-Phoenix January 8, 1976

The Great Whale review and the federal government’s disappearing act

Biologists plan watchdog role when environment menaced-The Province -Vancouver Janary 8, 1973

Environmental monster feared by some scientists– Vancouver Sun October 10, 1991

U.S. studies Fundy project-Windsor Star July 20, 1982

Inside Hydro’s zap lab-Montreal Gazette February 28, 1998

Hydro scientist fed up with covering for his bosses, pollution fighter says-Montreal Gazette Oct. 11,1989

Hydro official rips premier on James Bay– Montreal Gazette October10, 1989

‘White man will destroy everything we have’– Ottowa Journal February 17, 1973

Oceanographic Institute Is Built In Nova Scotia– Calgary Herald July 27, 1962

Power project worries conservationists– Calgary Herald November 4, 1971

Federal official questions Hydro’s environmental record– Montreal Gazette January 1990

James Bay project: hoodwink public, destroy environment-Montreal Gazette Sept.20, 1973

“Running on Empty“- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

Brief Closing for the San Francisco Bay Delta Hearing on February 1, 1988

Review of “Analysis of influence of water withdrawals on runoff to the Delta – San Francisco Bay ecosystem” – Luna Leopold

Agonizing Coastal Sea Ecosystems: Understanding the Cause; placing the blame-Michael A. Rozengurt, Ph.D., P.H.

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE– by Michael A. Rozengurt & Michael J Herz

REDUCED EXPORTS PLAN– May 2012

The Sixth International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment– MEDCOAST 03, October 7-11, 2003, Ravenna, Italy, Volume 2

A voice in the desert wilderness– Lloyd Carter, 07/01/2013

About multi-billion dollars water coveyance planning construction

Letter “RE: H.R. 1837 (Nunes)– State of California Office of the Attorney General, Kamala D Harris, Attorney General, February 27, 2012

Truth– info on two reports

SF State Scientists to Testify at Water Hearings, and email thread– Michael A. Rozengurt & Michael J Herz

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