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Tribe, Avista Reach Dam Deal

Item: CDA Tribe, Avista reach deal for hydroelectric dam on Spokane River/AP More Info: Avista will pay more than $150 million over the life of the deal to compensate the tribe and to protect the environment of the lake. The tribe owns the lower one-third of the scenic lake. "This agreement finally compensates the tribe for Avista's use of tribal lands to bring power generation to the region at the turn of the 20th century," said Chief James Allan, Coeur d'Alene tribal chairman. Question: Does the Coeur d'Alene Tribe do a good job protecting the water quality of Lake Coeur d'Alene? Or do you prefer to see the lower third of the lake remain in the hands of the state of Idaho.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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