Analysis: Damned if you do. Dammed if you don’t.

FILE — The Little Goose Dam is seen Feb. 2, 2021 along the Snake River near Riparia, Wash.

Several Lewiston city councilors got behind a proposed resolution in favor of retaining the four lower Snake River dams after a presentation Monday from members of Citizens for Preservation of Fish and Dams, but one councilor said he wants a similar presentation from the other side before he casts a vote.

Marvin Dugger, Dick Sherwin and Dan Caldwell from the dam preservation group offered their take in opposition to Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s $33 billion proposal to breach the dams to improve fish habitat. Several other area governmental entities have gone on the record in opposition to the plan, including Nez Perce County. And several city of Lewiston officials, like those in the Community Development Department, have decried the plan’s effects on a community that has been built around the levee system and slackwater that came with the dams in the early 1970s.