Oregon’s wheat growers and rural communities, along with other PNW states, collectively depend on the broad range of direct and indirect benefits provided by the Columbia-Snake River dams for transportation, power, flood control, irrigation, recreation, and infrastructure. The Columbia Snake River System is the nation’s single largest wheat export gateway. Barging plays a key role in this transportation system and moved over 4 million tons of wheat to Lower Columbia River ports last year. Each year, nearly 10% of all U.S. wheat exports move by barge just on the Snake River.
Oregon Wheat Growers League urges all of our stakeholders to engaged in the comment period for the draft EIS, ending April 13, 2020.
We encourage your participation in the conversation about the community benefits provided by the hydroelectric dams and locks of the Columbia-Snake River System.
PNWA has created guidance and blocks of information that you may use in letters to elected officials, opinion pieces in your local media, social media posts, comments to the federal agencies, and other venues.
For more information, visit https://www.pnwa.net/rivervalues/