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This Oct. 19, 2016, file photo shows the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Snake River dams projects may be delayed by appeal 

RIVERS -- Salmon advocates who favor dam removal are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete. In a motion for injunctive relief, the National Wildlife Federation...

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Long Lake Dam on the Spokane River west of Spokane creates Lake Spokane.
 (Avista)

Lake Spokane drawdown begins Oct. 1

RESERVOIRS -- A drawdown of Lake Spokane will begin on Oct. 1 in connection with construction for upgrading the spillway on Long Lake Dam to reduce dissolved oxygen that can harm downstream fish. The Spokane River reservoir will be gradually lowered about three feet, likely...

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Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River. (Joe Jaszewski / The Idaho Statesman via AP)

Idaho sockeye get boost at Snake River dams

FISHING – Structural changes at two Snake River dams in Washington are helping more endangered sockeye salmon make the trip upstream to central Idaho this year, federal officials say. Here are details from the Associated Press: The permanent system at Lower Granite Dam and a...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.