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Federal government reviews options for Columbia and Snake rivers

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The federal government is looking at ways to improve environmental conditions on the Columbia and Snake rivers.

They announced Friday which options they’re considering in this review.

The options include:

  • Alternating spill for juvenile fish passage
  • Reducing spill and prioritizing power production over fish
  • Increasing spill to the max amount and drawing down reservoirs
  • Breaching the four dams on the lower Snake River while increasing spill over the Columbia River dams

Click here for the full federal review. 

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