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River Releases Announced

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced plans to increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam this week to about 18,000 cubic feet per second: making those increases gradually until the maximum is reached on May 18th. Then, after the high flow is sustained for two days, it will be slowly decreased again to the 30-year average of about 13,000 cubic feet per second during Memorial Day weekend. Assistant Area Manager for Reclamation’s Upper Snake Field Office Roland Springer explains that providing high flows at the same time that nature would provide them benefits native fish. Springer assures that the water releases will not affect Reclamation’s ability to meet its water delivery obligations later in the year.

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