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Snake River dams

Crystal Conant, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, releases the final salmon into the upper Columbia River on Aug. 9, 2019. Conant said salmon’s reintroduction to the upper Columbia will help heal the tribe and the ecosystem.
Courtney Flatt / Northwest Public Broadcasting file

Tribes across the Northwest called for immediate action to remove the four Lower Snake River dams during a two-day Salmon and Orca Summit in western Washington. The group called on President Biden and congressional members to “take bold action, now.”

The Ice Harbor dam on the Snake River in Pasco in 2006.
Jackie Johnston / The Associated Press file

Washington state's top Democrats have come out against a proposal from U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River and replace their benefits as part of a huge infrastructure bill being crafted by the Biden administration.

Water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Washington. It is one of the four dams on the lower Snake River, which advocates have argued should be removed to provide better habitat for Chinook salmon.
Nicholas K. Geranios / The Associated Press

Tribal leaders from Washington and Oregon are calling on Congress and the Biden administration to remove the four dams on the Lower Snake River.