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Eye On Boise dam breaching archive

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018

Republicans criticize spilling dam water to help salmon

Republican Congress members from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge's order to spill water from four Snake River dams to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean. They say the water could be saved for other uses and are denouncing the spill, which began April 3, and a push by environmentalists to remove the four dams...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 15, 2017

Ahlquist clarifies breaching dams stance after forum

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist's campaign said Friday the Republican businessman has always been against breaching dams along the Snake River despite not stating that position when asked at a recent sportsmen's forum. In an opinion piece published earlier this week, Ahlquist said he would fight to protect Idaho's waters for farmers...

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MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017

Bill in Congress seeks to block breaching of Snake River dams

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in Congress that seeks to prevent the breaching of the four Snake River dams in eastern Washington state. The bill would keep in place the Federal Columbia River Biological Opinion until 2022. That's a plan created by a collaboration of federal agencies, states and tribes to protect migrating salmon...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016

THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016

In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, a fisherman stands in his boat looking across the Snake River near Homedale, Idaho. Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead. (Roger Phillips /Idaho Statesman via AP, File) (AP/Idaho Statesman / Roger Phillips)

Feds release recovery plan for Snake River salmon, steelhead 

Changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead, federal officials say; a proposed recovery plan from the National Marine Fisheries Service also said habitat needs to be improved in tributaries where fish spawn and...

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