The National Marine Fisheries Service is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission to consider the cumulative effects of Idaho Power dams on anadromous
fish in its process of relicensing Snake River dams.
FERC initially proposed to evaluate site specific impacts, not the cumulative
effects suggested by NMFS.
In addition, Idaho Power is already working with FERC on a biological
assessment of the company’s Hells Canyon complex of three dams, four years
before it will apply to …