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By Gordon Forgey
Gazette Publisher 

Here we go again


August 1, 2019

A privately funded report on the Snake River Dams has just been released. The report recommends that the dams be taken out and the river be restored to natural flow. The study is called the Snake River Dams: Economic Tradeoffs of Removal. It will be discussed at a press conference today in Seattle.

The study reports on all aspects of the consequences of the loss of the dams, including transportation, irrigation, recreation, power generation and fish.

Although the study discusses the negatives of breaching the four lower Snake River dams and points out the impact to the area and to specific...

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