Native American Burial Ground vs. Hydroelectric Dam
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This paper examines a conflict over California's use of a hydroelectric dam that floods a Native American burial ground. The paper considers a 2004 law and state guidelines as a basis for a compromise that could be worked out allowing for preservation of the site.
From the Paper:"In this dispute, a California tribe has discovered that a Native American burial ground lies below the high water mark of a previously constructed hydroelectric dam. This land is exposed for part of the year. It is then flooded to protect land down stream, generate hydropower, and to provide an even water flow for recreation, irrigation and other purposes essential to those presently living in the area. The tribe claims that the site is sacred, cannot be moved and should not again be flooded. The state agrees there is a burial site, but asserts that it may be far older than any..."
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