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‘Deadbeat Dams’ author in Minden

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What: ‘Deadbeat Dams’ author Danile Beard

Where: CVIC Hall, Minden

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Between the fourth year of drought and projections that El Niño could inundate portions of the West, dams have come up as a solution to both.

However, it has been 20 years since the then commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, Daniel Beard predicted “we no longer can count on public or political support for construction projects [dams]…the opportunity for any further projects are extremely remote, if nonexistent.”

Beard admits today, however, in his book “Deadbeat Dams” that this prediction was wrong as “there have been renewed calls for the construction of large dams and pipeline projects throughout the United States.”

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the nonprofit GreenACTnv have partnered to offer a “Movie and a Speaker,” 6 p.m. Wednesday at the CVIC Hall in Minden to bring attention to the subjects of water policy and management. “Damnation” is an award-winning film exploring the change in our national attitude toward big dams and the protection and restoration of wild river systems.

Following the movie, Beard will speak about his experience in water and discuss his views on the future.

He will also have his book available for purchase.

No registration is required and there is no charge to attend but donations to GreenACTnv are being collected. Refreshments will be provided.

Contact University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Educator Steve Lewis at 782-9960 for further information.

The East Fork of the Carson River was considered a prime location for a dam.