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Sean Milligan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District sends hot pink dye through the spill bay of the Little Goose Dam model in Vicksburg, Mississippi. CREDIT: CASSANDRA PROFITA

What Are Mini Versions Of Northwest Dams Doing In Mississippi? (Hint: Salmon, Of Course)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for its biggest-ever planned spill of water over dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. It’s a move ordered by a federal court to help endangered fish. To make sure it’s done right, dam managers tested options first using miniature models of Northwest dams way down in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Continue Reading What Are Mini Versions Of Northwest Dams Doing In Mississippi? (Hint: Salmon, Of Course)

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Salmon on their way up from northwest Washington's Skagit River have to leap two feet onto the jagged edge of this pipe to make it to habitat upstream. CREDIT: EILIS O'NEILL/EARTHFIX

Fight Over Salmon-Killing Roads In Washington Now A Supreme Court Case About Native Rights

Seventeen years ago, 21 tribes sued Washington state to fix road culverts. On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to take on the case. The question is whether state taxpayers should have to dish out billions to dig up roads so salmon can get through. The court’s decision will have repercussions for tribes all over the West. Continue Reading Fight Over Salmon-Killing Roads In Washington Now A Supreme Court Case About Native Rights

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