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Latest CBB News > Archives > January 10, 2003
January 10, 2003

1. COLUMBIA BASIN'S SNOWPACK STILL RUNNING FAR BELOW NORMAL
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A stormy late-December and early January helped pull Columbia River Basin snowpack totals up, but much work remains if Mother Nature is to bank the amount of moisture needed to satisfy the desires of hydro generators, agricultural interests and fish managers. Read More...  

2. CHANNEL DEEPENING HEARINGS DRAW LARGE CROWDS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Opponents of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Columbia River Ports' $156.2 million plan to deepen about 100 miles of Columbia River navigation channel from 40 feet to 43 feet were out in force at Astoria and Portland hearings this week -- their last chance to voice opinions on the controversial project. Read More...  

3. COMMMERCIAL FISHERS EYE PEND OREILLE LAKE TROUT
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game plans to launch within the next few weeks a rare commercial fishing season on a game fish -- lake trout -- in an attempt to prevent the total collapse of Lake Pend Oreille's kokanee population. Read More...  

4. IEAB COMPLETES ECONOMIC GUIDANCE FOR SUBBASIN PLANS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Subbasin planners may need to consider economic issues and cost-effectiveness when completing 64 subbasin plans over the next several years, according to the Independent Economic Advisory Board to the Northwest Power Planning Council.

The IEAB completed Jan. 3, 2003, its blueprint for how a subbasin plan could incorporate local and regional economic impacts at the same time planners consider the biological impacts of local strategies and projects.
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5. ECONOMISTS RESPOND TO HATCHERY STUDY CRITIQUE BY USFWS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Economists this week responded to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service criticisms that said their economic review of a sample of Northwest hatcheries was based on inadequate data and that comparisons should not have been made between hatcheries with differing management objectives and using different data periods. Read More...  

6. BONNEVILLE TO STUDY CHUM FLOW ALTERNATIVES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
With a poor water year looming, the Columbia River dam operators said they will evaluate several alternatives to determine how much water can be used this year to keep Columbia River chum redds covered with water below Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

7. REPUBLICANS TAP CHAIRS FOR KEY ENVIRONMENT PANELS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The newly elected 108th Congress convened this week, with a Republican majority in both the House and Senate choosing a leadership team closely in tune with the Bush administration's environmental agenda. Read More...  

 

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