The four Northwest governors agreed Monday (Oct. 5) that the way the
Columbia-Snake river system is managed needs to be changed — and that
they might be the ones to coordinate a regional plan.
The governors and their advisers will spend the next few weeks deciding
if they should advance a legislative proposal to address long-term river
governance issues, and what sort of proposal that should be. They’ll also
focus on how the region can better address looming fish and wildlife issues