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From April 1973, The New York Times

“Up to now Seattle’s dams have backed up little water into Canada but now the city wants to raise the height of its newest dam—Ross Dam, 125 feet to an elevation of 1,725 feet. This would create a new lake in Canada with a shoreline of 20.9 miles.

The proposal has now kindled a major international environmental confrontation.

“The last thing in the world we need is another lake,” says Ken Farquharson, secretary of Run Out Skagit Spoilers, a coalition of major Canadian conservation organizations opposed to the project.”

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