State kills dam plan: Oneida Narrows project 'not in the public interest'
Michael O'Donnell | Idaho State Journal
Editor's note: Hopefully this is the final nail in the coffin for this bad idea, which would have inundated the last free-flowing stretch of the Bear River. GYC has been leading the fight against this project.
PRESTON — A proposal to build a dam in the Bear River’s Oneida Narrows northeast of Preston has been killed by the Idaho Department of Water Resources.
The department released a final order Thursday denying an application to build a dam in the narrows from Twin Lakes Canal Company stating it was “not in the public interest.”
It confirmed a preliminary issued ruling by the IDWR earlier this year.
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