Dam Breaching: The Rest of the Story

by Stephen B. Tatro, P.E., Materials Specialist; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla, Walla, WA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 4, Pg. 50-55


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating the possibility of breaching four dams on the lower Snake River to improve salmon migration. Because significant infrastructure modifications are required as reservoirs are depleted and river conditions change, removing the dams could be as complicated as building them.

Subject Headings: Dam failures | Fish management | Infrastructure | United States Army Corps of Engineers

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