Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Support for local dams in D.C.


October 3, 2019

Tom Kammerzell, port commissioner, shared his time in Washington, D.C., supporting the dams and river system, at the Sept. 19 port meeting.

Just days before Kammerzell's trip to D.C., the Bonneville Dam was closed due to a broken sill in the navigation lock. The closed dam gave Kammerzell plenty of opportunities to speak with others about the river system.

“It turned out to be a good opportunity to talk about the value of the river system and how it is a system that is so important to us," Kammerzell said. “The first navigation lock closing has essentially disabled the entire system.”...

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