A House-Senate conference committee Thursday night (Sept. 24) reduced
the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed budget for fish passage modifications
at Columbia/Snake River mainstem dams by $57 million, prompting concern
that funds may be short to implement interim recovery measures for Snake
River wild salmon and steelhead.
The conference committee on energy and water development appropriations
set the Corps’ Columbia River Fish Mitigation Program budget at $60 million
for fiscal year …