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2019 Northwest RiverPartners Fast Facts Reference Guide



We value keeping up with the latest information and science on hydropower and salmon. There are many factors to consider when looking at the issues our rivers face, and they change at a rapid pace. By relying on trustworthy sources, it is our belief that we can strike a balance among all sides that achieves the best possible outcome for the resource. Below you will find links to fact sheets, files, and websites that offer great information on the hydropower system and salmon.

History of Hydro and Salmon
– ESA Fact Sheet (.pdf)
– Map of Columbia/Snake River System (.pdf)
NWPCC – Dams: History and Purpose (website)
NWPCC – Floods and Flood Control (website)

Value of Hydro
BPA – Snake Dams Fact Sheet 2016 (.pdf)
Chelan PUD / National Hydro Association – Reinvigorating Hydropower (.pdf)
NWPCC – BPA Electricity (website)
NWPCC – Power Supply (website)
Corps of Engineers – Methane Emissions from Col/Snake River Reservoirs Fact Sheet (.docx)
Washington Grain Commission – 2018-2019 Wheat Facts (.pdf)

Fish and Wildlife
River of Money – Spending for fish and wildlife over time (.pdf)
BPA – Fish and Wildlife Investments 2015 (.pdf)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences – Estimates of Chinook Salmon Consumption by Marine Mammal Predators (website)
NOAA Fisheries – Southern Resident Killer Whales and Snake River Dams (.pdf)
NOAA Fisheries – Southern Resident Killer Whales and West Coast Chinook Salmon (.pdf)
NOAA Fisheries – Exposure to Toxic Chemicals (.pdf)
NWPCC – 2018 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Costs Report (.pdf)

Salmon Runs and Returns
Adult Returns Graph 1938-2016 (.pdf)
DART: Current Fish Counts (website)
Salmon Lifecycle (website)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – Ocean and Dam Influences on Salmon Survival (website)
PLOS Biology – Rethinking Dams: Pacific Salmon Recovery May Rest on Other Factors (website)
WDFW Washington State Fish Passage Map (website)

Salmon Plans and Protection
2016 Comprehensive Evaluation of FCRPS Salmon Progress (website)
Federal Agencies – Citizen’s Guide to the 2016 Comprehensive Evaluation (.pdf)
2014-2018 Implementation Plan for the FCRPS Biological Opinion (.pdf)
Corps of Engineers Info on Spillway Weirs (.pdf)
Corps of Engineers – Cooling Water for Fish Passage with Snake River Dams (website)

Public Opinion Poll Results
2015 Final Poll Results Handout (.pdf)

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