Posted in dams   March 17, 2020

Your voice matters - help save the lower Snake River Dams

Your comments are needed to save the lower Snake River dams from being breached
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and the Bonneville Power Administration released the Columbia River Systems Operations Draft Environmental Impact Statement (CRSO DEIS).  The report evaluates recommendations on the future operations of the federal hydro system, including breaching of the four lower Snake River dams. 
A 45-day public comment period starting Friday, February 28.  Benton PUD encourages you to visit and comment online regarding your concerns with the potential of breaching the four lower Snake River dams by April 13.  You can also comment by mail by sending your comments to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Attn: CRSO EIS
P.O. Box 2870
Portland, OR 97208-2870

Postmark your letter by April 13.

Or attend the public comment meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel in Kennewick.

PUBLIC COMMENT MEETING UPDATE:  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Oregon and Washington, and actions and requests by state and local officials to limit the spread of the virus, they will not be hosting in-person meetings.  A teleconference option will be available.  Please refer to instructions on when and how to participate.  For more go to