The Lower Granite

In this three-minute-long exposure, a train traverses the curve along the Snake River after cross past Lower Granite Dam near Almota, Wash. Lower Granite is one of the four dams on the lower Snake River.

The Tribune has covered the plight of Snake River salmon and steelhead and proposals to breach the dams for more than three decades. On this page, you will find dozens of stories about the concept Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, unveiled in February 2021 and the ongoing debate over the best way to recover the iconic fish. There are also a handful of Tribune and guest editorials reflecting the strong opinions evoked by the salmon-and-dams debate.

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