County commissioners representing 13 Eastern Washington counties visited
Washington Gov. Gary Locke on Aug. 21 to ask him to publicly oppose dam
breaching and drawdown.
"We are asking you to declare unequivocally to the Clinton Administration
that dam removal and deep-river draw downs are unacceptable options for
addressing declining salmon runs," Benton County Commissioner Max
Benitz, Jr. told the governor.
"Modifications to the dams can be made to improve fish …