Government Agencies Hosting Public Meetings This Week To Discuss Impacts Of Dam Removal

Two government agencies will host virtual public meetings this week to discuss the impacts of removing the Four Lower Snake River Dams.

The Lower Snake River Water Supply Replacement Study is a result of the White House’s secretly negotiated mediated agreement with anti-dam environmentalists and tribes.  The federal Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington State Department of Ecology are conducting the study.  The agencies will investigate the water replacement needs for irrigation, municipal and industrial delivery if Congress approves dam removal.

The agencies will host public meetings this week on Tuesday night and Thursday afternoon.  They will present the study and take questions from the public.  The Tuesday night meeting starts at 6:00 and the Thursday meeting is at 3:00.  you can find links to register for the meetings here and here

A draft of the study is slated to be released by the end of the year.