The National Marine Fisheries Service exercised its authority to break
a stalemate on how the region should study juvenile salmon survival through
spillways at The Dalles Dam by announcing that it will begin to implement
its plan April 19.
The decision will also affect studies at the John Day Dam.
Brian Brown, NMFS’ hydro manager, told NMFS’s multi-agency Implementation
Team about its decision Thursday after the IT failed to reach a consensus
on the issue within the IT.