While We're Waiting for Dam Removal in Idaho,
by Jeff Jarrett
bluefish notes: the Dam Removal Jarrett refers to our not in Idaho, but in Southeastern Washington State.
Some cautionary notes are due on the subject of dam removal. If it happens, it is decades away, so discussion around dam removal as a solution to our lack of fish returns is premature and needs to be approached very carefully. The four lower Snake River dams fund a large portion of hatchery operations in Idaho for our anadromous fish. But more importantly, the dam removal discussion ignores what we need to get fish back to Idaho in the next year and five and 10 years from now.