Buttress Dam: Remove It!
You've decided that the electric power this dam provides does not justify the number of fish it kills. You're not alone. In 1999, the Edwards Dam in Maine was knocked down against the owner's will. The dam generated a percentage of Maine's electrical energy, but it totally wiped out the salmon population in the river. For the first time in dam history, the federal government decided that the power produced by a dam did not outweigh the environmental damage it caused. The Edwards Dam decision has encouraged government officials to remove other river-damaging dams across the United States.
Environmentalists agree that you've made the right decision. But dam removal is a very controversial issue. There really is no right answer. See what would happen if you made a different choice.