Economic and Environmental Impacts of Removing Snake River Barging

In response to a court order to review and update management of the Columbia River System, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration developed an Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision during 2016-2020 in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

PNWA supported the work of our federal partners as they updated the scientific analysis and delivered a new plan to the court. We commissioned an analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of breaching the lower Snake River dams to assist the federal agencies in their development and evaluation of alternatives.

Summary of Findings

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