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Ongoing Research Shows Invasive Bass Spreading Farther Up John Day Basin, Showing Spawning Success
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
As the river warms, researchers are finding the invasive smallmouth bass spawning successfully farther up the North Fork and Middle Fork of the John Day River than ever before. Read More...  

As Water Supply Expectations Lower So Do Flow Targets At McNary Dam During Juvenile Salmon Migration
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
Faced with one of the worst water supply forecasts in over 50 years, the Technical Management Team this week agreed to lower the flow target at McNary Dam from 220,000 cubic feet per second to 180 kcfs, beginning today (May 1). Read More...  

Low Water Forecasts At Dalles Dam Will Impact How Much Montana Reservoirs Will Be Drawn Down
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
Pieces of the puzzle are taking shape, and it appears likely that Montana reservoirs will be drawn down significantly to meet multiple needs in the Columbia Basin. Read More...  

With High Counts At Bonneville Dam, Spring Chinook Sport Fishery Reopens On Lower Columbia
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
The spring chinook sport fishery on the lower Columbia River will reopen for two days – Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3 – under an agreement reached Thursday by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon. Read More...  

Oregon Land Use Board Denies Columbia River Estuary Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline Appeal
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
An Oregon LNG appeal to overturn Clatsop County’s 2013 decision that turned down the company’s application to site 41 miles of natural gas pipeline in the lower Columbia River estuary was denied this week by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. Read More...  

Ohio Boat Found Infested With Invasive Zebra Mussels At ODFW Inspection Station In Ontario
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife technicians last week (April 24) discovered Zebra mussels on a boat at the Ontario boat inspection station. The boat being hauled from Lake Erie in Ohio is the first vessel of the 2015 inspection season found to be infested with the invasive mussels. The station opened in March. Read More...  

Oregon Commission Directs Staff To Look At Two Wolf Delisting Options: Eastern Oregon, Statewide
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has directed ODFW staff to develop two options for delisting wolves from the state Endangered Species Act: one that would delist wolves in eastern Oregon (boundary Hwys 97-20-395) and one that would delist wolves statewide. Read More...  

Montana Governor Signs Legislation Implementing Salish/Kootenai Tribes’ Water Rights Pact
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed legislation into law on April 24 that will implement a water rights compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, despite a lingering lawsuit that sought to prevent him from doing so. Read More...  

Researchers Think Underwater Volcano Off Northwest Coast Is Erupting As Forecasted
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, appears to be erupting – after two scientists had forecast that such an event would take place there in 2015. Read More...  

Idaho Fish And Game Shows How Bigger Hatchery Fish Mean Better Angler Success
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2015 (PST)
A video posted on the Idaho Fish and Game website highlights a new approach by IDFG fisheries managers that will lead to better success for Idaho anglers. A good share of the hatchery rainbow trout stocked in Idaho's largest still-water fisheries this spring will be twelve inches instead of the standard of ten inches. Read More...  
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