Murray-Inslee draft dam breaching assessment coming this week

From the Capital Press

Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington will this week release a draft of their state-federal assessment of breaching four dams on the lower Snake River. Inslee and Murray want to determine if there are reasonable means to replace the benefits of the dams if they are breached in an effort to benefit salmon. The dams provide electricity and irrigation water to the region, in addition to allowing barge traffic to shuttle between upstream ports and ports along the Columbia River.

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