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Council Hears Rundown On Ocean Conditions Impact On Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
The initial period after ocean entry for Columbia River basin juvenile salmon and steelhead is when most of the mortality occurs during their lives at sea, so ocean conditions – temperatures and nutrient supplies – during that period are critical to how many of the fish will return to the river as adults one to three years later. Read More...  

Oregon U.S. District Court Affirms Spill For Fish Plan; Final Decision Still With Appeals Court
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
An Oregon U.S. District Court judge has formally accepted a court-ordered spill plan developed and filed by federal agencies, states and environmentalists. Read More...  

Plaintiffs In Spill For Fish Case File Reply Briefs In Ninth Circuit; Oral Arguments In March
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
When it ordered more spring spill at eight lower Snake and Columbia river dams for 2018, the U.S. District Court of Oregon was acting well within its discretion, according to plaintiffs who brought the case to the court last January. Read More...  

Long-Term Idaho Salmon Supplementation Study Delivers Mixed Results; Not A Stand-Alone Recovery Tool
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
A newly published study finds that hatchery supplementation after 22 years in two Idaho drainages, increased chinook salmon abundance at some life stages, but the effects did not persist after supplementation of hatchery stock ceased and had no apparent influence on productivity. Read More...  

WSU Research Shows Dramatic Decline In Genetic Diversity Of Columbia/Snake Chinook Salmon
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
Columbia River chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, Washington State University researchers have found. Read More...  

Corps Extends Comment Period For Detroit Dam Juvenile Salmon Fish Passage EIS
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
It’s not too late to comment on the scope of studies for an environmental review of downstream salmon passage and temperature control for juvenile fish at Detroit Dam on the North Santiam River. Read More...  

Federal Program Killing Beavers In Oregon Suspended To Assess Impact On ESA-Listed Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
A federal program aimed at killing beavers and other aquatic mammals that cause damage on private properties in Oregon has been suspended to allow for an assessment of how the program might impact endangered salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Uncertain Water Supply Forecast Results In Cautious Dworshak Operation Changes
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
Heavy rain in the North Fork Clearwater River basin expected this week will cause inflows to the Dworshak Reservoir to rise to 4,500 cubic feet per second late in the week and will reach as high as 10 kcfs by the weekend. Read More...  

Council Approves Posting On Website Pilot Toxics Contaminant Map For Columbia River
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council unanimously approved a pilot demonstration map for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), a toxic contaminant that impacts aquatic organisms and stream food webs, and could limit habitat restoration projects. Read More...  

NOAA Fisheries Releases Draft Recovery Plan For California’s Green Sturgeon
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 (PST)
One of Central California’s most ancient fish, the green sturgeon, will soon have a new recovery plan to steer it toward sustainability. Read More...  
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