Consensus among federal, state, and tribal salmon managers broke down
this week over the release of water from Idaho’s Dworshak Dam to cool down
the Snake River and increase flows in the Lower Columbia.
Fish biologists from the National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, and the states of Oregon and Washington opted to
put as much water as possible into the Snake from now until the end of
August. Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Columbia Basin …