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Invasive Northern Pike Population In Lake Roosevelt Growing; Eradication Funding Running Low
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
The number and size of northern pike found in Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir backed up behind Grand Coulee Dam, is growing and so too is the determination of tribes and the state of Washington to eradicate the voracious and invasive species, but they may be running out of the funds needed to continue their eradication work. Read More...  

PGE Seeks Appeal In Ninth Circuit On Deschutes Clean Water/Salmon Reintroduction Case
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
A federal court decision denying Portland General Electric’s motion to dismiss a water quality suit against the company for the effects of its dam operations on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon may end up in appeals court as PGE seeks a second opinion at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More...  

Lower Columbia Spring Chinook Fishing On Upward Trend, Two Five-Day Angling Periods Added
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
Recreational angling improved over the weekend in the Columbia River from the river’s mouth to Bonneville Dam, prompting the two-state Columbia River Compact this week to take a cautious approach to extending early season fishing. Read More...  

Ocean Salmon Fisheries Set: Low California Chinook, Puget Sound Coho Forecasts Constrain Harvest
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
Recreational, commercial and tribal fisheries along the Pacific coast north of Cape Falcon will see similar quotas of chinook and coho salmon this year as was available in 2016, but those fisheries south of Cape Falcon will be limited to protect Klamath and Sacramento river chinook stocks. Read More...  

Big Water Mainstem: Runoff Supply Forecasts Continue To Rise At Columbia, Snake River Dams
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
Water supply forecasts at two major dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers have risen since the official water supply forecasts were set in early April. Read More...  

Big Water Upland: Fisheries Managers Contend With High Water Impacts On Fish Facilities
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
The very nature of steelhead spawning season is tough, coinciding with high flows and spring storms rolling inland from the Pacific. This year is proving to be more difficult than usual for fish and the biologists who monitor them. Read More...  

Bill Introduced In Congress Again To Expedite Removal Of Sea Lions From Bonneville Dam Tailrace
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
Two members of the Northwest’s congressional delegation, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, introduced a bill this week that would make it easier for tribes and states to obtain permits to remove sea lions from the Bonneville Dam tailrace. Read More...  

Federal Court Rules That Oregon Water Pollution Cleanup Plans Must Protect ESA Listed Fish
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
A federal court sided with an Oregon environmental organization this week in a ruling that said the Environmental Protection Agency must comply with the Endangered Species Act in approving water pollution clean-up plans. Read More...  

Council/BPA Weighing Best Proposals To Assess White Sturgeon Status Above Bonneville Dam
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council and Bonneville Power Administration have narrowed nine proposed white sturgeon projects down to three and are now working to refine those proposals. Read More...  

ODFW Releases 2016 Wolf Report, Draft Management Plan; 112 Known Wolves, 11 Packs
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 (PST)
ODFW this week released its 2016 Wolf Annual Report and a Draft Revised Wolf Management Plan. Read More...  
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