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ODFW Survey (Snorkeling, Electrofishing) Shows Smallmouth Bass In Lower Deschutes For First Time
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
Oregon biologists snorkeling and electrofishing in the Deschutes River twice in August discovered adult smallmouth bass in the lower reaches of the river. Read More...  

Trucking Spawning Salmon Above Willamette Dam Showing Success In Offspring Survival, Adult Returns
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
For the past several years, technicians have been trucking spring chinook salmon above the Willamette Valley’s Foster Dam in Sweet Home, Oregon to see if they would spawn, and if their offspring could survive the passage over the dam and subsequent ocean migration to eventually return as adults some 3-5 years later. Read More...  

Council OKs More Funds For Fighting Pike Invasion: ‘Pike Pose Enormous Threat To Salmon, Steelhead'
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
Focusing on areas likely to contain northern pike in the upper reaches of Washington’s Lake Roosevelt, researchers are netting fewer pike this summer than in the last few years, but many of the fish they are netting are older and some are spawning fish. Read More...  

Columbia River Fall Chinook Return Downgraded; Wild Steelhead Past Bonneville Dam Below Average
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
The expected number of fall chinook to the Columbia River mouth was downgraded again this week to 802,200 fish, 84 percent of the preseason forecast, but the Group-B steelhead forecast was upgraded to 38,200 fish, about 50 percent more than preseason numbers. Read More...  

NOAA Releases Draft Oregon Coast Hatchery EIS; Evaluates 10 Hatcheries, 42 Genetic Management Plans
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
A draft assessment of the impact of salmon, steelhead and trout hatcheries along the Oregon Coast was released at the end of August for 60 days of public comment, a period that closes October 26, 2016. Read More...  

Council FW Committee Looks At Possible Cost Savings From 10 Hatchery/Wild Fish Research Projects
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
Letters from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee’s cost-savings workgroup were sent last week to leaders of 10 research projects inviting them to an all-day review at the Council offices October 13. Read More...  

Dworshak Oil Spill Into North Fork Clearwater Slows Turbine Overhaul, Cleanup Continues
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
As a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor began disassembling generator unit-3 for overhaul at Dworshak Dam in Idaho Monday, about 291 gallons of oil spilled from the units’ guide ball bearings at 10:30 am. Read More...  

Tribes Urge Washington State To Drop Appeal Of Ninth Circuit’s Fish Culvert Ruling
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
Tribes involved with long-running litigation over fish-blocking road and highway culverts are urging the state of Washington to drop a recent appeal of the case. The tribes say continuing the case will be unnecessarily costly, but the state has long maintained the cost of removing and replacing culverts will be cost prohibitive. Read More...  

Wallowa Project: Allowing A River To Do What It Needs To Do For Salmon/Steelhead Habitat
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
When the Wallowa River insisted on washing away large chunks of irrigated pasture an Eastern Oregon couple realized they were fighting a losing battle. Accepting their fate, they sought a way to give the river the floodplain it desired while improving juvenile and adult chinook salmon and steelhead habitat. Read More...  

Senior Advisor To Energy Secretary Selected As Bonneville Power’s New Chief Operating Officer
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Janet Herrin as its next chief operating officer. Herrin will bring over 30 years of energy industry experience and leadership to BPA. She will replace Claudia Andrews, who is retiring from BPA this month after 26 years of federal service. Read More...  
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