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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 13, 2006
Jan. 13, 2006

APPROPRIATIONS BILL INCLUDES $85 MILLION FOR CORPS FISH WORK
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 (PST)
The Fiscal Year 2006 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act signed by President Bush includes for the Portland District of the Corps of Engineers about $206 million to fund work in the Rogue, Willamette, Columbia, and Cowlitz river basins. Read More...  

PROJECT FUNDING REQUESTS FOR 2007-09 EXCEED $1 BILLION
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council has in hand more than $1 billion worth of fish and wildlife project funding requests for fiscal years 2007-2009 -- double the amount it will likely have to spend during the period. Read More...  

REPORT CITES WEAKNESSES IN CODED WIRE TAG PROGRAM
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST)
A U.S./Canada scientific panel says there is no ready, or inexpensive, cure for problems that have beset the north Pacific's coded-wire tag program for monitoring ocean fishing's impacts on individual stocks of fish. Read More...  

RECENT RAINS, SNOWPACK RAISE HOPES FOR DECENT WATER YEAR
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST)
Moisture-filled storms have battered the Columbia River basin in recent weeks, raising expectations that an adequate water supply will be available next spring and summer. Read More...  

CORPS RELEASES WATER TO MAKE ROOM FOR FLOOD CONTROL SPACE
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST)
Residents living downstream of Army Corps of Engineers dams will see higher than normal flows for at least another 10 days as reservoir regulators work to regain valuable storage space. Read More...  

GROUP BRIEFED ON DATA DESCRIBING 2005 SALMON OUTMIGRATION
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST)
Last year proved to be "a pretty typical migration" for Columbia/Snake river juvenile spring chinook salmon and steelhead in terms of timing and survival but the jury's still out on Snake River fall chinook, which rushed toward the ocean a bit earlier than normal. Read More...  

BPA OUTLINES IMPACTS OF SUMMER SPILL ON TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST)
"From a consumers' standpoint nothing happened," the Bonneville Power Administration's John Wellschlager said of the stresses put on his agency's transmission system this past summer when court-ordered spill at federal hydro projects altered traditional power generating patterns. Read More...  

FEDS ASK APPEALS COURT TO DENY CHANNEL DEEPENING CHALLENGE
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST)
Federal attorneys last week urged the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reject claims that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' environmental and economic analyses for its Columbia River navigation channel deepening project fell short of legal requirements. Read More...  

KOOTENAI TRIBE, IDFG, FEDS WORK ON STURGEON RECOVERY PROJECT
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST)
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and federal agencies start a new chapter in efforts to conserve and recover Kootenai River white sturgeon. Read More...  

 

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