Albeni Falls Dam fish passage project seeks public comment

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff Writer

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met at the Sandpoint Center Wednesday evening to give a presentation on the draft integrated Post-Authorization Decision Document and Environmental Assessment for the Albeni Falls Dam fish passage project.

A few dozen attendees were treated to a presentation detailing the steps of the project, which is currently in the feasibility study phase. Albeni Falls is one of the last dams in the region in this early phase of planning for a fish passage.

To review the proposed project, which will utilize a “trap and haul” method to bring bull trout upstream, visit

Public comments will be accepted through Dec. 28.

Submit comments in writing to [email protected] or by mail to: District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: CENWS-PMP-18-03, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA, 98124-3755.

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