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Federal Judge Upholds Corps’ Lower Snake River Sediment Management Plan (Dredging)
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the government in a lawsuit that challenged a plan for dredging operations on the Lower Snake River near Lewiston, Idaho. Read More...  

Council Adopts Seventh Power Plan: Energy Efficiency Lead Resource Over 20 Years
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
In adopting its Seventh Power Plan this week at a meeting in Portland, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council said the region can meet most of a 36 percent increase in power demand over the next 20 years with energy efficiency and demand response. Read More...  

Council Approves Additional Funding For Pike Suppression, Ocean Salmon Survival Research
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved using Budget Oversight Group (known as BOG) funding for two Northwest projects at a level lower than requested by the project sponsors at its meeting this week in Portland. Read More...  

Cross-Border Coalition Urges Collaboration In Modernizing U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
A cross-border coalition from a broad group of 51 organization and associations are urging the U.S. and Canadian governments to modernize the 52-year old U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty in order to protect the environmental values of the river. Read More...  

Idaho Fish And Game Expecting Less Spring/Summer Chinook Crossing Lower Granite Than Last Year
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
Fishing in Idaho for spring and summer chinook will probably happen in the same places as last year if pre-season forecasts are correct, but the run size is expected to be smaller than last year, and anglers could see shorter seasons and/or lower bag limits. Read More...  

Groups Object To Yakima Basin Water Plan Being Included In Omnibus Energy Bill
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
Several groups are keeping up the pressure in their opposition to the Yakima Basin Plan, sending a letter this week to the full U.S. Senate saying that the plan is “controversial, costly and environmentally damaging,” and that it is not germane to an omnibus energy bill now before the Senate. Read More...  

Tribal Sturgeon Fishing Extended in The Dalles, John Day Dam Pools
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
The two-state Columbia River Compact met yesterday to extend commercial sturgeon gillnetting by tribes in The Dalles and John Day dam pools through 6 pm, Monday, February 22. Read More...  

Study Claims Infectious Salmon Virus Found In Wild British Columbia Salmon
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
An infectious European virus has been found in wild salmon in British Columbia, Canada, according to a recent study. Read More...  

Corps To Lower Cougar Reservoir For Temperature Control Tower Repairs
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lower Cougar Reservoir to about 80 feet below its usual winter elevation by the end of March to allow for urgent debris removal and repairs in Cougar Dam’s temperature control tower. Read More...  

Idaho Kills Completes Wolf Control Action In Northern Idaho To Improve Elk Survival
Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016 (PST)
Idaho Fish and Game, with assistance from USDA Wildlife Services, has completed wolf control actions in northern Idaho's Lolo elk zone to improve elk survival in the area. Read More...  
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