Can we save endangered species without breaching the dams?Posted /Frequently Asked
It’s highly unlikely that we can save endangered species without breaching the dams. In the 2002 Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (which took 7 years and $33 million dollars to create), the Corps identified dam breaching as the alternative that would provide the highest probability of meeting salmon survival and recovery criteria (see page 25). The Corps’ own conclusion that dam breaching is the best way to recover Snake River salmon remains true today. The majority of scientists agree. Fish passage technologies simply cannot replace the vast benefits of a restored ecosystem.