27 Sep '11, 5pm

Clever "Cut Here" Guerrilla Graffiti Calls For Demolition Of Obsolete Dam

Clever "Cut Here" Guerrilla Graffiti Calls For Demolition Of Obsolete Dam

It's well-known that dams have a huge environmental impact : they are destructive , expensive, displace millions and threaten pristine wildlife habitats and populations worldwide. Not only that, there are scores of obsolete dams that still stand. And while many are working tirelessly behind the political scenes to address these urgent issues, sometimes its the unexpected that grabs your attention, like this clever bit of guerrilla graffiti tagged on an old dam near Ojai, California. As the L.A. Times reports , the 200-foot tall Matilija Dam was constructed in 1947 as a reservoir and for flood control. However, things were not right from the beginning, as it has been depriving both silt and water from beaches 17 miles downstream. Steelhead trout populations have also declined drastically since the dam's erection. This astute piece of graffiti is not your typical act of defa...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/cut-here-scissors...

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