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Comment Period

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Short-term modification for Columbia and Snake rivers

January 29, 2019 - February 28, 2019

We are seeking comments on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a short-term modification to our total dissolved gas criteria for areas on the Snake and Columbia rivers. 

We invite tribes, agencies, organizations, and members of the public to comment on the draft EIS and short-term modification until Feb. 28, 2019. Comments on alternatives, mitigation, impacts, and other items we should consider are welcome.
The Washington State Department of Ecology is proposing a short-term modification that would allow more water to spill over the dams, with the goal of improving the survival of juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean. The short-term modification would apply to state Water Quality Standards, specifically the Total Dissolved Gas criteria.
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Bryson Finch
Department of Ecology
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Becca Conklin
Water Quality Standards Coordinator
(360) 407-6413

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