Hydroelectric Dams, Anglers in Montana Paying Millions To Prevent Mussels

Hydropower is a big resource in Montana. It accounted for almost a third of the state’s net electricity generation in 2015. Floods and droughts are always on dam managers’ minds, but lately, energy producers are also worried about tiny, non-native mollusks that could wreak havoc on Montana’s hydropower facilities.  Click on the following paragraph to access the full story.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is how we looked at it,” says Senator Chas Vincent, R-Libby. Vincent sponsored the new legislation. “The cost of doing nothing last session would have been much greater than what we ultimately ended up with for two years.”

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