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Consequences of breaching the dams

The Snake River dams are critical to the infrastructure of our region, providing not only reliable power but also many other economic benefits. Removing these dams would have many negative impacts.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Here are some of the findings from the multi-year public process in 2020 conducted by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration::

“[Breaching] would not meet the objective to Provide a Reliable and Economic Power Supply... The lower Snake River projects provide more than 2,000 MW of sustained peaking capabiliti...

 

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