The Federal Appeals Court upheld Judge James Redden's order for spills to continue over Snake and Columbia River dams. The appeal, brought by Federal Agencies, argued that spills could potentialy hurt, not help, juinile Salmon returning to the Pacific Ocean.
The NMFS ( National Marine Fisheries Service ) who are in charge of threatend species of Salmon, said that young salmon would be "Better off" being "Barged" or "Trucked" past the dams in question.
They obviously could not make their case stick.
Water is now being spilled over Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and the Lower Granite dams on the Snake River, and will begin July 1 at the Mc Nary dam on the Columbia River.
This is yet another step forward for the Endangered and Wild Salmon in the Columbia and Snake River systems