Reports & Documents

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Full documents and reports are available below.  For a quick-reference to summary documents, try Key Concerns and Facts.

EconomicBiologicOther
The Bonneville Power Administration 2018: Threatened, Endangered, or on the Brink of Extinction?  05.2018  Linwood Laughy

BPA and the lower Snake River Dams 1.31.2018 or PDF Linwood Laughy

BPA’s response to Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers questions regarding spending on fish recovery and mitigation in the FCRPS  6.5.2017

2017 Lower Snake River Freight Transportation Review 1.4.2018 or PDF Linwood Laughy

Mothballing Lower Snake River Dams Would Help Resolve BPA’s Financial Issues & Rising Rates  8.17.2017 or PDF Jim Waddell & John Twa

Press Release – The Columbia River Basin Holds Immense Natural Capital Value 7.6.2017 or PDF

Policy Considerations SUMMARY  6.22.17 or PDF

Policy Considerations SUMMARY 9.8.2016 or PDF

Policy Considerations for Breaching the Snake River Dams 8.30.2016

National Economic Analysis of the Four Lower Snake Dams 2.22.2016

Regional Economic Dev Summary, Reevaluation, Lower Snake Dams 2.22.2016

Breach Plan-Estimate 2.21.2015 Jim Waddell

Cost of Dams, Rebuttal 7.29.2015

The Costs of Keeping the Four Lower Snake River Dams: A Reevaluation of the Lower Snake River Feasibility Report 7.28.2015

    Alt 3 Base Yr 2001 Costs 2001

   Alt 3 Base Yr 2001 and 2015 Costs 2015

   Alt 3 Base Yr 2015 Costs 2015

Lower Snake River Dam Alternative Power Costs 6.22.2015

Costs Analysis Chart: Operations, Maintenance & Repairs Vs. Breaching and Maintaining Recreation 1.1.2015

The 2017 “State of the Snake”  Updated 1.3.2018 or PDF

How are the Snake River Salmon and Steelhead Really Doing? 11.18.2016 John Twa, Chart 11.18.2016

The Vital Connection between the Endangered Orcas, Chinook Salmon & the Four Lower Snake River Dams 9.20.2016 or PDF

Cooling the Snake River Bullet Points Final 4.26.2016

Response to NOAA West Coast Region’s Position Paper entitled Southern Resident Killer Whales and Snake River Dams 4.14.2016

NOAA Position Paper, re LSR Dams and SRKWs 3.16.2016

White Paper Southern Resident Killer Whales 2.24.2016

Estimation of a Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Population’s Diet Using Sequencing Analysis of DNA from Feces 1.6.2016

Snake River Endangered Salmon White Paper 11.4.2015

The Case against Breaching, John McKern Letter to Lt Col Vail USACE  1.4.2016

The Case for Breaching, Reply to John McKern 2.18.2016 Sharon Grace & Jim Waddell

Appendix 1 Fall Chinook Surrogates 11.4.2015

Sockeye adult fish passage and water temperature issues in the Columbia and Snake rivers 10.28.2015

DOE combined files 2.26.2013

Nez Perce Fish Management Plan 2013-2028

Controversy, Conflict and Compromise:  A History of the Lower Snake River Development (PDF – uploaded on 4.25.2018)

Poll on Washington Voter Views of Wild Salmon and Snake River Dams 3.28.2018

Five Means for Breaching 4 Lower Snake River Dams 9.19.2017 Jim Waddell

A Case Study:  Ice Harbor Irrigation report by Earth Economics

A Snapshot of Snake River Irrigated Agriculture 10.24.2016 Earth Economics

Transportation Methods, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and the Lower Snake River Reservoirs 1.24.2017 John Twa

The Lower Snake River Reservoirs Generate Significant Amounts of Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas 2.2.2017 John Twa

Using the 2002 EIS to Breach the Dams 11.2.2016 or PDF

2002 Army Corps of Engineers Lower Snake River Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) 2.2002 The Executive Summary at this link is a good place to start

PNW Energy Oversupply Fact Sheet 10.14.2016 or PDF

Breach the Four Lower Snake River Dams event at Mt. Grant Preserve on San Juan Island 9.3.2016

Breach on Lower Granite Dam Summary 5.1.2016

Executive Branch Policy Rational for Breaching 2.23.2016 Jim Waddell

LSRD Public Outreach 6.1.2016

Recreational Benefits of Breaching the Four Lower Snake River Dams 11.2015

Commercial Navigation on the Lower Snake River: Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right Jim Waddell

EPA Report: High Methane Emissions from a Midlatitude Reservoir Draining an Agricultural Watershed 8.26.2.14

Green House Gas Emissions from Eastern Washington Reservoirs by Department of Energy 3.2013

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.