This photo released by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, shows a removable spillway
weir being barged to the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Idaho, 5/31/03.
When attached to a dam face, the weir aids salmon passing
over the spillway then folds down during periods of high water.
The Bush administration's newest plan for operating the Columbia Basin
hydroelectric dam system without pushing salmon closer to extinction violates
the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge ruled Thursday,
The administration's plan included spending $6 billion on improvements,
particularly the installation of these removable spillway weirs that
officials contend will increase survival of young migrating fish.
(AP Photo/U.S. Army Corps
AP - 5/26/05