Key Concerns and Facts

These one and two page summary documents cover cost/economic, biological and policy areas of concern when evaluating and considering whether the four lower Snake Dams should be kept or breached.  They are supported by longer reports or documents, virtually all of which are sourced from government documents and prepared over the last three years.  Updated versions will be added that reflect the biological urgency of breaching as soon as possible.  Older versions reflecting the need to begin in 2016 and earlier will be maintained in order to document continuous delays by government, elected officials and others.


Lower Snake River SCORECARD  3.25.2016

National Economic Summary  2.22.2016

Regional Economic Summary,  Summary prepared by Jim Waddell and based on Regional Economic Analysis of the Four Lower Snake River Dams prepared by Earth Economics  2.22.2016

Freight Transport on the Lower Snake River: A Declining Waterway of Negligible Use 1.20.2015

Lower Snake River Barge Emissions  1.24.2017

The Cost of Keeping the Lower Snake Dams  1.22.2015

Breach Plan and Cost–Summary and Conclusions  1.2016

Decommissioning the Lower Snake River Dams Would Help Resolve the Energy Oversupply Problem In the Pacific Northwest and Save Wild Salmon from Extinction  10.14.2016

Peak Power Demands is a Phony Excuse for Keeping the Four Lower Snake River Dams  10.17.2016


Policy Considerations Summary, Urgency Action for Lower Snake Dam Breaching in 2016 Using Existing 2002 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)  3.2016

The Existing Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Snake River Dams Permits Breaching this Year  11.2.2016

NEPA Considerations For Immediate Breaching of the Four Lower Snake River Dams, Tier 1  10.16.2016

Summary of Key Executive Branch Considerations for 2016 Breach on Lower Granite Dam Followed by Remaining 3 Lower Snake River Dams each Year  2016


So… How are the Snake River Salmon and Steelhead REALLY doing?  11.18.2016

Snake River Endangered Salmon White Paper Condensed  11.23.2015

Response to NOAA West Coast Region’s position paper entitled southern resident killer whales and snake river dams (March 2016)  4.14.2016

Snake River Water Overheating Threatens Salmon Survival — Cooling the Snake River by Dam Breaching Is the only Remaining Approved EIS Option  4.26.2014

NEPA Process – Snake River Salmon & Steelhead Will Not Survive  A 5 Year or longer NEPA Process  10.2016