Have camera, will travel...
Bryce, for what it's worth I would much prefer to see your vision to prevail over my opinion in this area. Tight loops!
before the dams, the railroadway provided unlimited access to great fishing locations along the river. never had a problem with access in my 4 years of fishing and hunting that specific area.If & when the Snake becomes free-flowing, don't plan on accessing much of it - there are few roads & the majority of the land is private, only accessible by boat at present.
Just out of curiosity where do you think all of the silt/muck will go.i also read an article that BPA would go bankrupt if they continued to have to fund those dams which don't pay for themselves. the costs of operation not to mention the continuous dredging of a channel for barge traffic are no small financial matter. shipping grain by rail, as they used to do, adds, from what i have read, about $0.03/bushel.
and in the days of yore, it was all dry land wheat farming, no irrigation required.