Planning 1999 migration season operations at The Dalles and John Day
dams has stirred up a regional debate over how best to manage an experimental
spill regime for fish that has at stake millions of dollars in power revenues.
National Marine Fisheries Service scientists believe their 1997 and
1998 studies of fish passage survival support reducing spill at The Dalles
and testing 24-hour spill at John Day.
Other regional interests, however, are lining up to criticize the …