I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Will Godfrey this past weekend at the Washington State Fly Fishing Fair where I was doing demo tying (as was Godfrey). We swapped some steelhead stories and I gave him one of my NIGHT DANCER SHRIMPs, which he liked and I'm pretty sure he will be tying and fishing this coming fall. I agree with you, William, and others that Dvorshak being built was a travesty.
Then again, I think the building of Grand Coulee Dam on the Upper Columbia was even more of a tragedy since it wiped out the summer steelhead, coho, chinook, and sockeye in not only in a 100+ miles of the Columbia, it wiped them out of numerous rivers and streams that flow into the Columbia above the dam. Heck, there used to be summer steelhead, coho, chinook, and sockeye in Montana's Kootenai river and its tributaries. These are all gone since Grand Coulee Dam was built for exactly the same reason the NF Clearwater are gone, the dam is too high and the lake pool behind the dam backs up the water for too many miles, which reduces the current to near nothing and prevents anadromous fish from being able to make it to the salt quickly enough to make even trucking them around useless.