Dam Breaching Essentials

dam breaching protesters
Dam breaching protesters call for the removal of the four Lower Snake River dams.

The US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District operates and maintains four dams & locks in Eastern Washington State on the Lower Snake River:

Ice Harbor Lock and Dam (near the Tri-Cities of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick);

Lower Monumental Lock and Dam (near Ayer and Kahlotus);

Little Goose Lock and Dam (near Starbuck); and

Lower Granite Lock and Dam (near Pomeroy).

We believe that in order to save endangered Snake River salmon and the Southern Resident Killer Whales, the four lower Snake River dams must be breached by the current Administration using the 2002 FR/EIS, not a long drawn out NEPA process.   

Patagonia’s “Free the Snake” video provides a great overview of the biologic, economic, and cultural reasons why the four lower Snake River dams must be breached.  (7m).  6.28.16

If you would like a slightly deeper dive, you will find these and additional one and two page summaries here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working to breach Lower Snake River dams to save millions of tax dollars annually, bring wealth & jobs to a region and restore salmon runs which will increase prey availability for southern resident orcas.