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Report makes case to keep Snake River Dams

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray’s report on destroying the Snake River Dams proves it would be deadly and catastrophic for the region.

Some of their key findings:

"The increased road traffic if not mitigated after dam removal is predicted to result in increased road accidents and fatalities, as well as increased road infrastructure repair and maintenance costs."

"...breaching the LSRD would impact irrigated agriculture by cutting off access to groundwater wells and river pumps that currently draw water from the surface of pools behind the dams."

"... the costs to replace irrigation infrastructure in the event of breaching would be borne by the landowners and farm businesses in the local economy, unless a relief package were put together to support the transition."

You can read the full report here:

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