Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World

Patagonia announces the publication of Cracked, a reckoning of America’s misguided attempts to control water and an activist’s guide for freeing our rivers

Throughout history, mankind has dammed rivers at the cost of wild fish, Indigenous peoples, forested land, and healthy watersheds. Adding to the havoc of today’s climate-change-induced weather extremes and water shortages, science says there’s no future for the business of dam-building. A new book from Patagonia offers hope for the dam removal movement and how it will contribute to the mitigation of the climate crisis. When we free the rivers, watersheds are restored, and Earth heals itself.

Coming May 2nd, Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World, author Steven Hawley, an Oregon-based environmental journalist and documentary filmmaker, delivers the full, ugly truth about dams and offers a pathway toward freeing our rivers.

“Steven Hawley has written, and Patagonia has brilliantly supported, an undamming book powerful beyond anything I thought possible in a time of cynicism, greed, and cave-troll politics. Cracked is itself a mass-breaching of the lies, corruption, and betrayals that have fueled an insane parade of dam-building by disembodied bureaucracies and totalitarian governments worldwide. From beginning to end, this book is a tour de force.” 

— David James Duncan, activist / author of The River Why and Brothers K

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