A billion more for fish?

Scott Learn of The Oregonain reported that the feds are looking at spending another billion to help NW fish.

“The government’s top federal fish agency endorsed a plan Wednesday that would spend $1 billion extra over 10 years to try to save Northwest salmon and steelhead. But the draft plan stops short of breaching dams or increasing water spilled to help wild fish in the Columbia and Snake river systems compared with releases in the past two years. “

This begs the question, is there not a more affordable way? Could we not build a new river for a billion dollars? If thsi is the best way, then I suppose this is the best way.