Snowfall in the Tetons, a farmer's method of manure removal, and a water user's process for returning wastewater to the river all impact the level of water quality throughout the Snake River. Pollutants are abundant in our water system and they impact everything from aquatic habitats to water temperature.
At Idaho Power, we believe our role is to serve not just our customers' need for power but to do it in a way that serves the environment in which we live. That's why water quality is at the top of our list. While our dam operations affect water temperatures, our research has shown that there are a multitude of other forces above our dams that are contributing to the Snake River’s temperature issues.