The Mousam River is what helped create the towns we live in. It is part of our proud heritage. Those who want the dams destroyed are well organized, primarily outside interest groups, with solid financial backing from various commercial enterprises. They have a game plan which is simply to remove all dams in the State, sometimes to date with sad consequences. They show little caring for our towns and while their stated motivation of restoring rivers to their natural state sounds good, biologists tell us that what will be in the future cannot be predicted and is unlikely to look anything like what was there in the past.