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Upper Mesa Falls on the Henrys Fork of the Snake River, once proposed as a hydroelectric dam site, now is protected as a scenic wonder. No longer viewed solely as a source of irrigation or electrical power, Idaho's rivers are increasingly valued and protected for fish, wildlife, recreation and aesthetics. This issue of FOCUS explores Idaho rivers and the changing attitudes and laws governing their use. Photo by Glenn Oakley.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Summer 1991


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)