The annual cost to acquire an additional one million acre feet of water
to augment Snake River flows could cost the region as little as $10.4 million
or as much as $189.8 million, according to the Bureau of Reclamation.
The cost to acquire the water, however, is only one of the impacts that
could affect Idaho farmers and recreationists along the Snake River if
flow is increased with the intent to improve downstream passage of juvenile
Al Reiners, agricultural economist for BOR