This week’s segment of Sustainable Idaho is hosted by Chris Brown and will present basic information on the proposal to remove four hydroelectric dams from the lower snake river.
Chris looks at the biology and economics of the issue, exploring the importance of sustaining salmon and steelhead runs with regard to energy, transportation and business interests in the region.
A special follow up report on how this issue affects Idaho’s Native American population will be the August 11 th segment of Sustainable Idaho.
Special thanks to Mitch Cutter at the Idaho Conservation League for providing much of the data for this segment. Below, you can find additional sources and information used for this report.
Northwest Energy Coalition Report on Power Replacement
Bonneville Power Authority Electricity Fact Pages
Report on Cost of Continuing Dam Operation
Nez Perce Tribe Press Release on Dams
Reports on Importance of Fishing to Idaho Economy
Idaho Conservation League Resource on Salmon and Steelhead
Save Our Wild Salmon Dam Removal Myths and Facts
Idaho Rivers United Fact Page
News Report on Federal Environmental Impact Study
EPA Environmental Impact Statement Database
Environmental Impact Study Process Fact Page
Columbia Rivers System Operations EIS Report
Examples of Successful River Restoration Projects
The Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula:
The Rogue River in Southern Oregon:
The Kennebec River in Maine:
Report on Carbon Emissions from Reservoirs