Army Corps of Engineers officials say it was a misunderstanding which
prompted Washington Republican Sen. Slade Gorton’s letter this week expressing
concern that the Corps might be initiating a preliminary study on the impacts
of drawing down the pool behind McNary Dam and reconfiguring the lower
Columbia River system.
Corps officials say they have no plans to do such work during the current
fiscal year, which ends Oct. 1. Any proposal to evaluate a McNary drawdown
in Fiscal Year …