Northwest hydropower study due in five years

From the Capital Press

Federal authorities have five years to study changes to the operation of 14 Northwest hydropower facilities aimed at mitigating harms to threatened and endangered fish.

Environmental groups had called for a shorter deadline but they’re optimistic the process will compel federal agencies to come up with more aggressive operational changes.

Irrigators who depend on electricity from the hydropower dams, meanwhile, expect the five-year study will amount to an expensive waste of time. Read the rest of the story here.