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Experimental River Operations At Little Goose, Lower Granite Go Into Effect To Aid Sockeye
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
Endangered Snake River sockeye salmon passage at Lower Granite Dam on the lower Snake River has stalled, leaving 300 or more of the salmon somewhere in the downstream pools. Read More...  

Summer Chinook, Sockeye Forecasted Returns Increase Again, More Fish Available For Gillnetters
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
The forecasted number of summer chinook and sockeye salmon that will pass Bonneville Dam increased again this week -- the third week in a row the U.S. v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee’s forecast has risen. Read More...  

Finding Water For Columbia River Fish In A Low Flow Year; Most Comes From Canada Storage Reservoirs
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
Canadian storage reservoirs have provided the lion’s share of water releases for the Columbia River Basin, and in a timely fashion, during one of the driest years in decades throughout the region. Read More...  

Warm Water Temps Prompt USFWS To Move Warm Springs Hatchery Salmon To Hatchery With Cooler Water
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
In an unprecedented management step, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service completed the transfer of 160,680 salmon from Warm Spring National Fish Hatchery in Central Oregon to Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery in the Columbia River Gorge at the end of last week. Read More...  

Idaho Says Warm Water Temperatures Unlikely To Lead To Fishing Restrictions Similar To Other States
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
Warm water temperatures came earlier than usual to many of Idaho's fishing waters, but it's unlikely to lead to fishing closures or restrictions similar to those that neighboring states have implemented. Read More...  

Montana Monitors Native Trout Streams During Warm Water Conditions, ‘Hoot Owl’ Regs In Place
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
As Montana creeps into the dog days of summer, state fisheries managers continue to monitor wild and native trout streams that have endured nearly two months of stressful low and warm water conditions. Read More...  

Oregon Considering Removing Recreational Fishing Bag Limits On Warmwater Fish
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
Smallmouth bass, walleye, sunfish, perch, bluegill, catfish, crappie.

All are fish that thrive in the warm waters of several Oregon rivers. All are non-native, or invasive, species and, given the opportunity, some will feed on juvenile salmon and steelhead, many of those listed as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.
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Lawsuit Planned Over Lack Of Pollution Discharge Permit For USFWS’ Leavenworth Hatchery
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
Conservationists have announced plans to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to have a pollution discharge permit for the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery in central Washington. Read More...  

NW Power/Conservation Council Approves Strategy To Achieve Cost Savings In Fish/Wildlife Projects
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council last week at its monthly meeting in Spokane approved modifications to its cost savings proposal, approving a final methodology describing how it and the Bonneville Power Administration would achieve the savings. Read More...  

BPA Adopts 7.1 Percent Average Wholesale Power Rate Increase, 4.4 Percent Transmission Increase
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week adopted a 7.1 percent average wholesale power rate increase and a 4.4 percent average transmission rate increase for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Read More...  
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