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Plans for Idaho dam water release poses threat to fish

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will have to release more water than normal this year from a northern Idaho dam because of ample snowpack, but the move …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:02 a.m.

Dworshak Dam’s safety rating climbs

Like the water behind it, Dworshak Dam’s safety rating is slowly climbing. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that Dworshak is now ranked at “low risk” …


About 200 steelhead die at North Idaho dam

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Officials in North Idaho say about 200 federally protected adult steelhead have died in the North Fork of the Clearwater River, apparently after sustaining injuries at a …


Dworshak Dam apparently under control

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said only a fraction of the 290 gallons of light oil spilled at Dworshak Dam this week reached the North Fork …


Lunker trout a record of sorts

A monster trout legally harvested by a Lapwai man would crush the existing Idaho state record providing the fish is determined to be a pure rainbow trout. But even if …


Dworshak safety rating upgraded

BOISE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has upgraded the safety rating of a major Columbia Basin dam, but there haven’t been any major repairs or changes to the …


Huge rainbow trout pigging out in Clearwater’s North Fork

There are some huge fish lurking in the North Fork Clearwater River below Dworshak Dam, and they aren’t steelhead or salmon. A few anglers have hooked into absurdly fat rainbow …


Corps of Engineers reducing services at Dworshak sites

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will rely on volunteers and dramatically reduce services to keep many of its recreation sites open, including Dent Acres Campground on Dworshak Reservoir. The …


1,000 steelhead dead at Dworshak

Dworshak Dam workers rallied to save 511 steelhead they discovered trapped by a maintenance project, but twice that many fish perished


Steelhead rescued at Dworshak Dam

All hands at Dworshak Dam called in to rescue steelhead trapped by a maintenance project.


Work starts soon to fix leaky Idaho dam

An engineering firm will begin work soon to repair leaks at north-central Idaho’s Dworshak Dam.


Added nutrients boost fish in Dworshak Reservoir

About 15 yeas ago, Dennis Harper became an advocate of fertilizing Dworshak Reservoir waters to grow more fish. Then the Orofino chiropractor put his money where his mouth was. “I …