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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

River system study open for comment


Little Goose Dam on the Snake River is one of the dams up for consideration to be breached. A recent federal reports rejects the idea of removing Snake and Columbia river dams.

On Feb. 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration released the Columbia River System draft Environmental Impact Study.

Now that the EIS has been made available, it is open for a 45-day public review and comment period. The open comment period will close April 13.

On Monday at the Whitman County Commissioner Board meeting, Commissioner Dean Kinzer encouraged those in attendance, if they feel compelled, to submit comments on the study.

The draft EIS rejects dam breaching, stating the approach of breaching the dams would destabilize the pow...

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