Irrigators want investigation of fish management!

Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Maybe irrigators should be advocating for the removal of the four lower Snake River dams instead of the barging of juvenile fish downstream.

The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association is calling for an investigation of actions by fisheries managers they say were fatal to federally protected juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia-Snake river system.

The irrigators claim that in the spring of 2015, those managers compromised juvenile fish survival and the subsequent return of adults by allowing the fish to remain in the Lower Snake River during extremely poor river conditions — low flows and high temperatures — rather than barging them downstream in the Army Corps of Engineers’ transportation program.

LINK (via: Capitol Press)

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