Copco No. 1 Dam (copy)

Copco No. 1 Dam on the Klamath River near Hornbrook, Calif., is one of four dams slated for removal.

Regional stakeholders are mixed on whether federal regulators’ decision to breach four dams on the Klamath River has any bearing on future arguments to breach dams on the lower Snake River.

The Federal Energy Regulatory’s Commission (FERC) decision is “disappointing,” but the Klamath dams serve “distinctly different purposes,” said Michelle Hennings, executive director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers.

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Field Reporter, Spokane

I have been covering wheat and other topics for Capital Press since 2008. Recent stories include emus, radicchio, aphids, Q&As with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, National Association of Wheat Growers president Nicole Berg of Paterson, Wash., and national FFA president Cole Baerlocher, of Colfax, Wash; and a look at umami, or savoriness, the fifth basic taste sensation. If you have a news tip, please contact me at 509-688-9923 or

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