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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 17, 2003
Jan. 17, 2003

1. COUNCIL DELAYS DECISION ON HOW TO CUT FISH/WILDLIFE PROJECTS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Saying it doesn't have enough information to judge the task at hand, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week delayed a decision about how it would pare back its fish and wildlife program to fit under a $139 million cap. Read More...  

2. OFFICIALS, FISHING INTERESTS MULL GILL, TANGLE NET STRATEGIES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Oregon and Washington fisheries officials convened fishing interests Tuesday to gather input on a strategy to use wide-mesh gill nets early -- and live capture tangle nets later -- in the spring chinook commercial fishing season as a means of lessening the encounter rate on steelhead. Read More...  

3. THOSE FOR, AGAINST MAINSTEM CHANGES CITE FLOW AUG SCIENCE
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Supporters and opponents of proposed revisions to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's mainstem fish and wildlife program both claimed Tuesday to have law, science and the best interests of the region on their side Read More...  

4. NWPPC REVISES FEDERAL POWER SYSTEM FAILURE PROBABILITIES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council corrected this week a mistake to its December calculations of the Federal Columbia River Power System's loss of load probability (LOLP), saying that there is little to worry about this year and through 2006.

LOLP is a measurement of the likelihood that the regional power system would fail during January through March to meet all power loads and would have to curtail usage.
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5. COURT SAYS SNAKE RIVER DAMS COMPLY WITH CLEAN WATER ACT
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
After determining in an earlier court decision that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must comply with the Clean Water Act when operating its lower Snake River dams, not just the Endangered Species Act, U.S. District Court Judge Helen Frye ruled in Portland last week that the Corps' operations do meet state water quality standards. Read More...  

6. QUESTIONS ABOUT 'CRITICAL HABITAT' AT BULL TROUT HEARINGS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The questions have gotten tough at recent meetings on the government's proposed critical habitat designations and bull trout recovery plan for the Northwest. Read More...  

7. IDAHO MEMBER DANIELSON TAKES NWPPC LEADERSHIP POST
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Thursday elected Idaho member Judi Danielson to serve as chairman of the four-state panel during 2003.

The Council also voted in Washington's Tom Karier as vice chairman. Both were elected unanimously.
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