A multi-purpose system benefiting the Northwest

Snake River dams provide many significant benefits to our region. They keep our local economy strong and help retain jobs by providing businesses with affordable, reliable transportation to move goods to international markets. The dams also help protect our environment. Barging has the lowest exhaust emissions of all transportation modes and dams provide clean, renewable hydropower to keep Northwest homes and businesses warm and bright.

Pacific Northwest Waterways Association members that live and work along the Snake River have commissioned an analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of breaching the lower Snake River dams.