Fish managers and federal hydropower operators on July 9 reached a consensus,
at least temporarily, on July water releases from Dworshak and Brownlee
dams in Idaho to help outmigrating threatened Snake River fall chinook.
“The fish are peaking,” said John Palensky, coordinator for the National
Marine Fisheries Services Implementation Team. “The objective is to move
those fish on through.”
Water temperature is the main issue. As is typical for early July, Snake
River temperatures …