UMATILLA – Farmers and ranchers, economists and politicians offered
new verses but sang the same "hell no" chorus during a pair of
public hearings last week to discuss the Corps of Engineers’ study to determine
whether drawdown of the John Day Pool justifies more research.
The Corps’ $3.3-million "Phase I" study will compare the potential
costs of a John Day Dam drawdown against the potential benefits to salmon
restoration. The Corps is expected to deliver a …