Lower Monumental Dam

Lower Monumental Dam. It is one of four dams on the lower Snake River targeted by special interests to be breached.

Agricultural industry representatives have roundly criticized a pair of White House draft reports on breaching four lower Snake River dams, saying the documents fail to consider the greater impact on the environment and the economy.

According to the "Rebuilding Interior Columbia Basin Salmon and Steelhead" draft report, actions with the highest potential to achieve "midrange abundance goals" for salmon recovery include significant reductions in direct and indirect mortality from mainstem dams, including breaching one or more lower Snake River dams.

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Field Reporter, Spokane

I have been covering wheat and other topics for Capital Press since 2008. Recent stories include radicchio, emus, aphids and a Q&A with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. If you have a news tip, please contact me at 509-688-9923 or mweaver@capitalpress.com

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