The Bureau may have taken it off the table (for now) but the state hasn't. From the CELP website (article By Shirley Wentworth, The Othello Outlook, March 3, 2008): "The Center for Environmental Law and Policy commended the Bureau for taking the Crab Creek site out of consideration. “The public spoke and the Bureau listened,” said Rachael Paschal Osborn, executive director of CELP. “We are delighted that this particular threat to Crab Creek has been eliminated.” ...Osborn issued a reminder that Crab Creek is still threatened. “Unlike the Bureau, the state of Washington continues to identify Lower Crab Creek as its first choice for a damsite under its new Columbia River water supply development program. The state’s approach is a short-sighted one to addressing water supply issues,” she said.