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Corps Responds to Rumors Regarding Dam Settlement Case

THE DALLES, Ore. - The Army Corps of Engineers is still waiting to hear from the Yakama Nation about a possible lawsuit over fish killed at The Dalles Dam.

Corps spokeswoman Diana Fredlund says, "There may be things that can be done, there may not be."  Fredlund isn't sure they can help the Yakama nation, because she isn't sure what they're concerned about.

"We welcome anyone from the tribe to give us a call or write us letter, letting us know what their concerns are."  she says.  Fredlund adds she's only heard through Corps representatives and the media that the tribe is concerned about salmon mortality at the dam.

The tribe's finance officer figures they're owed up to $110 million for the salmon lost over the last 50 years.  Fredlund says that money would have to come from Congress, but the Corps is open to discussion.

"It's important to us that we be a good neighbor." she says.