Court Grants Increased 'Spill' to Aid Endangered Columbia/Snake River Salmon
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 28, 2017
PORTLAND, OR — More water for more salmon in 2018.
Portland U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled Monday that federal dam operators on the Columbia and Snake rivers must increase water releases over spillways to improve survival rates for juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean starting in 2018.
Simon found that current operation of eight federal dams is causing continued irreparable harm to imperiled salmon and steelhead and that increased “spill” provides safer passage for juvenile salmon navigating ...
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