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Dallesport fishing site opening celebrated

 

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Tribal members and the US Army Corp of Engineers conducted the ribbon cutting to open the tribal fishing area.

Leadership from the Columbia River Treaty Tribes, the Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs gathered on the banks of the Columbia River Wednesday, April 25. to celebrate the completion of the Dallesport Treaty Fishing Access Site.

The treaty fishing access site was constructed by the Corps of Engineers, and the completion of the site in Dallesport represents the end of the construction phase of the Columbia River Treaty Fishing Access Site program. The sites constructed under the program are mitigation for usual fishing areas lost by the tribes when the lower Columbia River dams were constructed, beginning with Bonneville Dam in 1937.

“The conclusion of these construction...



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