Intense Heat Wave Prompts Earlier Dworshak Water Releases To Cool Lower Snake River As ESA-Listed Sockeye Soon To Arrive

With record air temperatures looming for the next ten days in the lower Snake River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began Tuesday releasing water from Dworshak Dam to cool tailwater temperatures at Lower Granite Dam. That is a week earlier than normal and at the rate the Corps is releasing water, Dworshak’s reservoir will run out of salmon augmentation water two weeks earlier than normal later this summer.

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