Full documents and reports are available below. For a quick-reference to summary documents, try Key Concerns and Facts.
2017 Lower Snake River Freight Transportation Review or PDF 1.4.2018 by Linwood Laughy
Mothballing Lower Snake River Dams Would Help Resolve BPA’s Financial Issues & Rising Rates or PDF 8.17.2017 by J Waddell & J Twa
2002 Army Corps of Engineers Lower Snake River Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) (The Executive Summary is a good place to start)
So oblivious are we to a dams’ inevitable fate, so smitten with the idea of their power, that feasibility studies don’t consider the cost of decommissioning; the omission amounts to a form of subsidy and inflates a dams’ value. Dams are, of course, loaded weapons aimed down rivers, pointed at ourselves; they’re proof of the gambling nature of the societies that build them.