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IDFG Making Progress On Fixing Water Chemistry Issues Impacting Sockeye Hatchery Smolt Survival
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
Idaho Fish and Game personnel say they’ve made considerable progress in unraveling a mortality mystery for young Snake River sockeye released from the second and newest sockeye hatchery in Idaho, the Springfield Hatchery near American Falls. Read More...  

Colder, Wetter, Snowier Now Forecasted For Upcoming Winter; La Nina May Hang On Until April
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
A forecast for La Nina conditions in the Pacific Northwest has been raised to an advisory, with colder and wetter weather seen in October now expected to continue throughout the winter. Read More...  

Council Hears Presentation On How California’s Booming Renewables Affecting BPA Revenues
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
Randy Hardy, an energy consultant and former head of the Bonneville Power Administration (1991-97), told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Wednesday that California is engaged in a “fascinating social experiment” in its encouragement of renewable energy, particularly solar power, with serious implications for BPA that could worsen. Read More...  

Council Directs Cost Efficiency Savings To More Funds For Hatchery, Fish Diversion Improvements
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved a redirection of $474,000 in cost efficiency savings Wednesday to Columbia Basin hatchery infrastructure and fish diversion improvements. Read More...  

Corps Seeks Comment On Willamette Valley Reservoir Storage Reallocation Draft Study
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's system of 13 dams and reservoirs in the Willamette River Basin's primary purpose is flood risk management. However, the Corps is in the process of determining if a reallocation of water storage could grant municipal and industrial water supply, irrigation and fish and wildlife better access to the stored water. Read More...  

Corps Awards $6.2 Million Contract To ODFW To Operate Bonneville Fish Hatchery
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $6.2 million contract to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to operate and maintain the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, on the Columbia River. Read More...  

Western Governors Seek Clarification On Interior’s Plans To Prevent Spread Of Invasive Mussels
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
The Western Governors Association is requesting clarification on the Department of Interior’s efforts to prevent the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels, including questions about Interior’s timeline, states’ resources and authority issues. Read More...  

Montana Supreme Court Upholds Salish-Kootenai Tribes Water Rights Compact
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that a water rights compact for the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes is in compliance with the state Constitution, after a contentious period of resistance to the compact that has carried on for much of the last decade. Read More...  

Fed Climate Report For U.S. Released, Projects Trends In Temperature, Precipation, Sea-Level Rise
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
The U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report, which serves as Volume I of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, describes current trends in the climate globally and for the U.S., and projects trends in temperature, precipitation, sea-level rise and Arctic sea ice for the remainder of this century. Read More...  

Petty Nominated For Interior Assistant Secretary Overseeing Bureau Of Reclamation, USGS
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 (PST)
Timothy R. Petty has been nominated to be the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior, a position responsible for overseeing the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Read More...  
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