New Salmon Recovery Study Could Affect Clarkston Cruise Industry
CLARKSTON, WA - Port of Clarkston officals are speaking out after a new study about salmon recovery and the four lower Snake River dams. The major issue of breaching the Snake River Dams is it could threaten the cruise industry in Clarkston.
A recent study by ECONorthwest funded by Vulcan inc. says that the benefits of breaching four dams along the Snake River outweigh the cost.
There are a lot of studies being done but there is one in particular under federal court-order. In October of 2018, a federal judge ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm temperatures in the Columbia River basin, which includes the four lower Snake River dams.
The Trump administration says that study should be completed by December 2020. A decision on how to best operate the hydro system is expected to be made based on the study.