Visiting Muskrat Falls
One of the most powerful experiences of the Tour was our trip to Muskrat Falls on the second day. As we stood beside the Falls, we each appreciated, in our own ways, the beauty and power of nature. Having seen the Falls, though, it was that much harder to look across the river at the dam construction and to walk back to our vehicles along a wide swath of clear-cut forest.
Left: Two of the women from Building Links climb carefully down a hill covered in cut down trees near Muskrat Falls. New power lines run overhead.
Above: A flatbed truck drives out of the dam development site along a new dirt road.
Below: Upriver from Muskrat Falls, tall cranes construct the Lower Churchill Dam that will eventually silence the falls.
Photo Credits: Michelle Cohen & Deborah Stienstra