EPA Report Links Columbia and Snake River Dams to Higher Water Temperatures

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a long-awaited report on water temperatures in the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers.¬†Warm water temperatures in rivers–specifically, over 68 degrees Fahrenheit–are particularly harmful for salmon and steelhead. The federal report validated what conservation groups and advocates have been saying for years: dams are playing a major role in … Continue reading EPA Report Links Columbia and Snake River Dams to Higher Water Temperatures