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Briefs Filed In Appeals Court To Expedite Challenge To Increased Spill For Juvenile Salmon,Steelhead
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
Federal defendants filed opening briefs in late October in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to expedite a reversal of an April 3 U.S. District Court of Oregon injunction that called for earlier spill in 2018 to aid juvenile fish passage and monitoring at federal dams. Read More...  

Agencies Outline NEPA/EIS Progress Evaluating Columbia/Snake River Uses, Improvements For Fish
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
Federal agencies that operate fourteen Columbia/Snake River dams described this week their progress one year into a five-year National Environmental Policy Act process required by a court-ordered rewrite of the biological opinion for protected salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Study: As River Warms Through McNary-John Day Pools, Juvenile Salmon Change Food-Source To Shad
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
Subyearling fall chinook salmon lose weight as they migrate downriver through the McNary and John Day dam pools. Although their preferred food through these still waters is Daphnia, a naturally occurring small planktonic crustacean, warmer water requires more energy and the fish in August will turn to non-native juvenile America shad as a food source. Read More...  

ESA-Listed Chum Salmon Spawning Below Bonneville, Weather Cooperating For River Ops Aiding Fish
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
Surveys of spawning areas downstream of Bonneville Dam are finding that chum salmon, listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, are actively spawning. Read More...  

U.S. - Canada Columbia River Treaty Negotiations Expected To Begin In Early 2018
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
It appears negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Columbia River Treaty will begin soon. Read More...  

Corps Seeking Public Input On Detroit Dam Fish Passage, Temperature Control Scoping Process
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
As it studies how to provide downstream passage and temperature control for juvenile fish at Detroit Dam on the North Santiam River in Oregon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold two open house-style meetings to get public input. Read More...  

River Managers Reset Annual Guidelines For Zero Nighttime/Weekend Flows At Lower Snake Dams
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
Fisheries managers this week reset guidelines for when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bonneville Power Administration can hold flows to zero at night and on weekends at lower Snake River dams. Read More...  

Idaho Power To Provide More Information To Idaho, Oregon As Part Of Hells Canyon Complex Relicensing
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
A decades-long process to relicense the Hells Canyon Complex of hydroelectric dams on the Snake River has one more delay as Idaho Power analyzes additional data requested by the dams’ bordering states. Read More...  

Canada Science Committee Recommends Listing Some Fraser River Sockeye Populations ‘Species At Risk’
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
Canadian scientists are recommending that the federal government add Fraser River sockeye salmon to Canada's list of at-risk species after an assessment found a sharp decline in numbers for eight of the British Columbia river’s sockeye populations. Read More...  

Harvest Managers Approve Tribal Hook And Line, Setline Sturgeon Fishing In John Day Pool
Posted on Friday, December 08, 2017 (PST)
Approval was given this week to four Columbia River Treaty Tribes to begin commercial fishing for sturgeon by hook and line and setline in the John Day pool 6 am December 11 through 6 pm December 30. Read More...  
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