Jim Yost, natural resources advisor to Idaho’s new Gov. Dirk Kempthorne,
warned the region Thursday that Idaho may soon shut off Upper Snake River
water used to augment flows for salmon.
At the Feb. 4 meeting of the Regional Forum’s Implementation Team, Yost
asked for an explanation of the biological benefits of the additional flow.
"We’ve been asking for this information for four years," he
said. "How am I going to go back to Idaho and explain how we’re going