samhill wrote:PacifiCorp owns the dams & has been trying for over a decade to get the OK to remove them, they already have replacement generation up & running & the dams cost more than make. Probably shouldn't have been built in the first place, at times they don't even have enough water flow to produce power.
Then it seems to me that those who benefit from the dam should pay the maintenance or let it go. What was the valley like before the dam? Seems like a lot of water to inundate a whole valley. Wont a controlled release just return the river bed to what it was?