A "scoping" study now under way intends to compare the potential
costs related to John Day Dam drawdown with the chances such measures would
help revive dwindling salmon runs.
Those comparisons are expected to form a recommendation to Congress
— either to drop the issue altogether or investigate drawdown options
in greater detail and at much greater cost.
"It’s going to have to be a black and white answer" project
manager Stuart Stanger said of the study’s …