Corps Plan Lays Out How to Study Dam Breachingby Andy Porter
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, April 1, 2010
The document offers details of how the government would carry out a study on the lower Snake River.
WALLA WALLA -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a plan which lays out how a study would be done to breach one or more of the lower Snake River dams.
Lt. Col. Michael Farrell, commander of the Corps' Walla Walla District said in a release that while the status of the Snake River salmon species has improved, "this plan of study is ready should the administration determine that an examination of the risks and benefits of breaching is needed."
The plan of study describes two phases. The first is the completion of technical studies. The next step would be a review by the administration, and, if necessary, development of an environmental impact statement which would include a comprehensive public involvement process.
A copy of the plan can be downloaded off the Web from the ACOE website.
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