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Oregon Warns More Dam Water
Must Be Released to Protect Fish

by Staff
Law360, July 19, 2021

Graphics: Predictions show natural-origin spawner abundance for the Snake River Basin will start to drop below the quasi-extinction threshold (50 spawners) within the next five years. (Molly Quinn/The Spokesman-Review) (Source: Nez Perce Tribe, staff research) Oregon and a group of environmental advocates have urged a federal court to force the U.S. government to release more water through a series of eight dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers, saying immediate action must be taken to protect endangered fish.

Oregon and the coalition of advocates, which includes the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations and Fly Fishers International, asked the court Friday to issue yet another preliminary injunction ordering the government to take immediate action to further improve the rivers' conditions for endangered salmon and steelhead.

Emergency measures are needed to ensure the...

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