PA C I F I C R I V E R S
New renewable energy resources in the Palouse, around the four Lower Snake River Dams, are already making a large impact on the electric grid.
The Port of Lewiston, the furthest inland port on the West Coast, handles grain and other products that are barged downriver utilizing the locks at the dams. Some estimates suggest this system is subsidized to the tune of $20,000 per barge. Upgrading the rail lines that already follow the course of the river remains a viable shipping alternative. Volume 08 No. 04 Summer 2021