This article suggests criteria for determining when existing dams should be removed and for evaluating proposals for new dams. Section II offers a historical overview of dam building in California. Section III discusses current issues concerning evaluation of removal, repair, and expansion proposals for existing dams in the state. Section IV outlines issues, including funding and impacts, related to recent proposals for the construction of additional dams and reservoirs.
The Old and the New: Evaluating Existing and Proposed Dams in California, 2 Golden Gate U. Envtl. L.J.