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From the Mesopotamian era to the modern age, dams have enabled enormous progress. They’ve helped us generate power, store water for drinking and agriculture, and manage the risk of floods. But choking up the world’s rivers and streams has had major consequences for biodiversity and people. Now many experts agree: Some dams have run their course.