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Latest salmon recovery plan offers no major change in strategy

The AP reports that the Obama administration has released its latest plan for making 14 hydroelectric dams in the Northwest safe for salmon; the 751-page draft supplemental biological opinion is online here. The last plan was struck down in 2011 for depending too much on habitat improvements and failing to consider the possibility of breaching four dams on the Snake River in Eastern Washington, but the new plan says that current dam operations are working fine, and habitat improvements are on track to be fully implemented by 2018; it also doesn't call for breaching the dams. A final version of the supplemental biological opinion is due out Jan. 1; click below for a full report from AP reporter Jeff Barnard.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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