More than 650 people packed the Lincoln Auditorium and four overload rooms to hear scientists, economists, theologians and business people talk about climate change and its impacts on Idaho.(Rocky Barker)
Ron Abramovich, a hydrologist with Natural Resources Conservation Service snow survey, and a crew take measurements at Bad Bear campground and Mores Creek Summit north of Idaho City. Measuring snow depth and snow weight, they calculate the amount of water in the snowpack and predict — well, lots of things.
More than 300 people came to comment on Columbia and Snake river dam operations that a judge said needed to be fixed to save endangered Idaho salmon. Electric customers to wheat farmers and salmon anglers were there.
The Whooshh Fish Transport System, also known as the "salmon cannon," gives fish a much-needed boost over dams so they can swim upstream to spawn. Research has shown no significant differences in injury rates, immune response, stress response, or gamete viability between fish using Whooshh's system versus trap and haul.