Montana joins lawsuit over salmon recovery
Part of issue is water reserves behind Libby and Hungry Horse Dams
August 25, 2005
In a story by Sarah Cooke on themontanastandard.com website posted August 25th, it is being reported that Montana won a late request to join a complex lawsuit over salmon recovery efforts in the Columbia Basin in US District Court in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday.
Water flows from northwest Montana’s Libby and Hungry Horse dams are being regulated to help young salmon migrating to the Pacific in the Columbia Basin. Montana petitioned to join the lawsuit to have a say in the negotiations between the federal government and environmental groups which filed litigation for salmon recovery efforts.
Montana argues that Lake Koocanusa and Hungry Horse reservoirs will have water shortages as a result of the increased flows being ordered as part of their contribution to the Columbia River basin flows for salmon.
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Montana joins dam lawsuit Story by Sarah Cook of the Associated Press