Modern Marvels

Season 14 Episode 11

Dams

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 28, 2007 on The History Channel
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Dams
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They block the force of a river, produce enough electricity to power cities, move water over hundreds of miles and irrigate fertile valleys. Dams prevent floods and produce "green" energy. Visit a hydroelectric dam, the most technologically advanced type of dam and a dam in Brazil that is five times the size of the Hoover Dam.moreless
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      • Narrator: Millions of tons of concrete hold back the force of a river, generators spin out billions of kilowatt hours to power cities, potable water flows for hundreds of miles, irrigation provides food for entire nations. The world's largest structures restrain the fury of nature's floods, but what happens when disaster strikes. It's engineering on its most massive scale with both benefit and cost to the environment. Now: Dams, on Modern Marvels.

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      • Commentators:

        D.C. Jackson, PhD
        Professor of History, Lafayette College

        Alice Outwater
        Author, Water: A Natural History

        Richard F. Faris
        Co-Founder & CTO, Primavera Systems

        Maury Miller
        Op. Superindendent, Oroville Dam

        Brett Bickford
        Project Manager, Rock Island Renovation

        Richard K. Fisher
        Senior VP, Corporate Engineer, Yoith Siemens

        John Seifarth
        Director, Manufacturing, Yoith Siemens

        Glenn Yanselow
        Pacific Northwest Waterways Association

        Curtis Fitch
        Lock Operator, Bonneville Lock & Dam

        Tom Hafford
        Tug Captain, Shaver Transportation

        Jim Runkles
        Park Manager, Bonneville Lock & Dam

        David Moryc
        Associate Director, American Rivers

        Michael M. Pollock, PhD
        Research Scientist, NOAA Fisheries

        Bruce Muller, P.E.
        Dam Safety Manager, Bureau of Reclamation

        Cliff Pugh, P.E.
        Hydraulics Lab Manager, Bureau of Reclamation

        Katie Bartojay, P.E.
        Materials Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation

        Michael Pieper
        Project Manager, Yosemite National Park

        Lisa Acree
        Botanist, Yosemite National Park

        Scott Gediman
        Park Ranger, Yosemite National Park

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