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By Rich Alldredge

Dam breaching makes sense


In a recent column, Don Brunell proposed that the discussion of restoring Snake River salmon and steelhead be expanded to include the entire Snake River drainage. However, the issue of immediate importance is the survival of endangered and threatened Snake River salmonids.

The impact of the four lower Snake River dams on salmon is clear. A recent BPA-funded study concluded that recovery of salmon and steelhead is only likely if these dams are breached.

The difference between recovery and extinction of these species is the four lower Snake River dams.

But what about the energy, transport...

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