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First 2017 Spring Chinook Sport Fishery: Smaller Run But Larger Share Of Catch Than Previous Years
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon Thursday, Feb. 23, approved an initial sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River that reflects a lower projection of returning fish but a larger share of the catch than in previous years for the recreational catch. Read More...  

Oregon FW Commission Hears White Sturgeon Update; No Harvest In Lower River Continues
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
More harvest-sized and adult broodstock-sized white sturgeon made the lower Columbia River home in 2016 than in 2015. Read More...  

Corps Discussing Cost-Sharing For Watercraft Inspection Stations To Fight Invasive Mussels
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
A letter that would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to share the costs of invasive species inspection stations with four Northwest states is still undergoing review at the Corps’ headquarters in Washington, D.C., but the Corps’ Walla Walla district has already begun talks with states and the Pacific States Marine Fish Commission on those cost-sharing agreements. Read More...  

Forum Looks At Ocean, Estuary Research; Juvenile Salmon Stop, Feed, Grow In Estuary
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
Ocean and estuary research is getting a boost from a periodic Northwest Power and Conservation Council forum – the Ocean and Plume Science and Management Forum. Read More...  

Snorkeling Study Nails Down Fish Feeding Times For Juvenile Salmon In Estuaries: Early And Often
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
A snorkeling survey of juvenile salmon in a Puget Sound estuary found that the fish feed early in the day and feeding declines towards evening. Read More...  

Study Suggests Low Northwest Snowpacks Of 2014, 2015 May Became Increasingly Common
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015; now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees Celsius. Read More...  

Groups’ Suit Against EPA Seeks Temperature Pollution Budget For Columbia/Snake Rivers
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
Following up on their promise in August to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act to compel the federal agency to develop a temperature pollution budget for the Columbia and Snake Rivers, five environmental groups filed the suit this week. Read More...  

WDFW Opens One-Day Smelt Fishery On Cowlitz River, Modest Return Expected
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
State fishery managers approved a limited sport fishery for smelt on the Cowlitz River for Saturday, Feb. 25. Read More...  

NW Power/Conservation Council Hears Update On Regional Efforts To Bring Back Pacific Lamprey
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
With the population decline of Pacific lamprey along the Northwest coast and in the inland Columbia River basin, a conservation initiative was established for the fish to promote the implementation of conservation measures in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Read More...  

Outflows Increase At Dworshak To Meet Flood Control Target, Will Raise Dissolved Gas In River
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 (PST)
Faced with a greater certainty that the Clearwater River basin water supply forecast will be higher than average, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased outflows late this week at Dworshak Dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. Read More...  
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