Bear River Dam Opponents Turn to Poetry
By Lee Austin
Preston, ID – A proposed dam on the Bear River in southeastern Idaho has river advocates in Utah concerned. The Bear starts there, winds through Wyoming and Idaho and ends in Utah, flowing into the Great Salt Lake. The Twin Lakes Canal Company wants to build a hydroelectric dam on the river at Oneida Narrows -- a popular area for fishing. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is currently reviewing the proposal. Dam opponents travelled recently to a poetry festival outside of Preston, Idaho in an attempt to keep one of the few free-flowing stretches of the Bear River still flowing. Lee Austin reports.