Stories tagged: dams
Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating out of the Columbia River Basin in unusually high flows this year face a potentially lethal problem in spillways at dams where increased nitrogen in …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
The slogan SAVE OUR DAMS is painted in large white letters on a red barn along Hwy 195 north of Pullman. It’s been a rallying cry for southeast Washington for …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
The level of Lake Pend Oreille will increase 1.5-2.5 feet by the end of February as the outflow from Albeni Falls Dam is decreased to assist with downstream maintenance work, …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Nearly 200,000 people who were ordered to leave their homes after a damaged California spillway threatened to unleash a 30-foot wall of water may not be able to return until …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
A supporter of keeping four giant dams on the lower Snake River calls it “ironic” that dozens of fishing companies and environmental groups are asking President Donald Trump to take …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
The Nez Perce County Commission is adding its voice to other local agencies concerned about the effects of dam breaching on local social and economic issues.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Even though the city of Lewiston has a raft of questions for the federal government indicating that dam breaching would cause massive and expensive headaches, city officials say they aren’t …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Salmon advocates 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.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
BOISE – Environmental groups are asking a federal court to halt 11 infrastructure projects on four lower Snake River dams in Washington state that could ultimately be removed if a …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
A little-known federal program that avoids publicizing its accomplishments to protect from looters the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
Snake River dams, Nov. 9, 1936 The S-R editorial board opined on the idea of making Lewiston a seaport by constructing dams on the lower Snake River. An editorial approvingly …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
The claim is that we can have either salmon restoration or we can have carbon-free energy, but not both. This is a false choice.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
The U.S. Secretary of Interior supports the removal of four hydroelectric dams on Oregon’s Klamath River.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
The utility that owns four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California is beginning the formal process to tear them down.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
More sockeye salmon returned to Idaho’s Snake River basin this year, thanks to cooler weather in July and strategic water releases to help the endangered fish.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Piling rocks across a small stream on a hot day to create a private forest wading pool may seem harmless to hikers and campers, but fish have a different point …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 7:08 a.m.
Eastern Oregon officials and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are working to remove a dam on the lower Umatilla River that for years has caused problems for …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.
Tue., May 31, 2016
Editorials covered Columbian Basin hydropower, welfare, expanded government services and Medicare.
UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress.
Tue., March 22, 2016
Editorials covered health insurance, Columbia Basin reclamation, education and funding the Contras.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Two dams in Washington state are scheduled for $8 million in navigation lock repairs by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Shots ring out, then there’s a splash: Government agents gunning for double-crested cormorants have hit their mark again. Federal agents have stalked tiny uninhabited East Sand Island in the estuary …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015
NAKUSP, British Columba – Crystal and Janet Spicer grew up in a white-frame farmhouse on 60 fertile acres along the Columbia River in Canada. Their father was a local legend …