Regional heads of the Bureau of Reclamation and the Environmental Protection
Agency agreed July 23 to fast track efforts to reduce total dissolved gas
coming out of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams on the Columbia River.
Both structural and operational changes will be considered.
"There is a federal trust responsibility," said Mary Lou Soscia,
Columbia River coordinator for EPA Region 10. "The Colville Tribe
has water quality standards [for the reservoirs behind …