Transboundary River Management: Transboundary Management of the Lower Snake River Dams

The Water Report, Issue 210

August 19, 2021

Decades of controversy have surrounded four dams, operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), on the lower Snake River in Washington (“LSR Dams”). Although the LSR Dams provide benefits in the form of navigation, hydropower, and recreational opportunities, the impacts of these four dams on threatened and endangered fish species has led to significant questions about how to manage the dams — including whether the dams should be removed entirely.  

Jenna Mandell-Rice and Rachael Lipinski examine the unique issues surrounding these dams in the latest edition of The Water Report.   

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