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Extended Fish Ladders, Trap/Haul: ESA-Listed Spring Chinook Moving Upstream Of Cracked Wanapum Dam
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
The reconfigured left bank fish ladder at central Washington’s Wanapum Dam was watered up Tuesday and, right on call, 10 spring chinook salmon and 46 steelhead climbed the steps and vanished up the Columbia River in search of spawning areas and/or the hatchery of their birth. Read More...  

Spring Ritual: States Begin Trapping, Euthanizing Sea Lions Feasting On Chinook At Bonneville Dam
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
A total of six California sea lions known to frequent the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam in the past and feast on spring chinook salmon were trapped this week and euthanized as a part of a state plan to reduce predation on fish stocks that are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Spring Chinook Crossing McNary; Big Numbers Of Unclipped Fish Expected To Enter Snake River Basin
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
Idaho-born spring chinook salmon are starting to show up in the Columbia River, the gateway to their spawning grounds in the Gem State. Read More...  

Early Lower River Fishing: Anglers Get Another Day Since 9,000 Already Kept Is Well Below Limits
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
Sport anglers get one more shot – Saturday – during the early season in pursuit of spring chinook salmon spawners that are surging up the Columbia River. Read More...  

Remodel Of Lower Granite Dam Juvenile Salmon Facility Expected To Improve Fish Survival
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
An extensive reworking of the juvenile salmon facility expected to begin this year at the lower Snake River’s Lower Granite Dam should help reduce stress, injury and delay during the fishes’ first encounter with the federal Snake-Columbia river hydro system. Read More...  

Northwest Congressional Delegation Urges Obama To Make Columbia River Treaty A Priority This Year
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
On Wednesday all 26 lawmakers representing the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho delivered a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to make the future of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty a priority for 2014. Read More...  

Juvenile Salmon Growth Study Highlights Stream Habitat/Temperature/Food Complexities
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
The quality of juvenile salmon rearing habitat in streams is determined by a complex mixture of temperature, food quality and availability, competition and predation. Read More...  

Study Looks At Impacts Of Warmer Stream Temperatures/Pesticide Combination On Subyearling Chinook
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
Higher stream temperatures increase the sensitivity of subyearling chinook salmon in the Columbia River Basin to pesticides and the combined exposure to temperature and pesticides, such as malathion, may also make the fish more susceptible to disease. Read More...  

Dworshak Flows Decreased As Managers Balance Flood Control With Storing Water For Salmon
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
Discharge flows from west-central Idaho’s Dworshak Dam is being decreased today from approximately 20,000 cubic feet per second to about 11 kcfs as a means of balancing flood control operations – carving out storage space in advance of mountain snowmelt -- and flows to support spring smolt outmigration, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water-management officials. Read More...  

Corps Releasing Full Powerhouse Capacity At Libby Dam To Create More Storage Space In Koocanusa
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 (PST)
In response to increased snowpack in the Kootenai Bain during the month of March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is discharging full powerhouse capacity, about 25,000 cubic feet per second, at Libby Dam. Read More...  
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