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January 22, 2010

Ocean Indicator Report Shows Conditions In 2009 Worsen For Young Salmon In California Current
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Living-feeding conditions for young salmon took a turn for the worst in that 600-mile wide swath of water off the Oregon and Washington coasts called the California current, according to NOAA Fisheries Service scientists. Read More...  

New Technique Developed To Manage Columbia Basin Hydropower For Warmer Climate
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Civil engineers at the University of Washington and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Seattle office have taken a first look at how dams in the Columbia River basin, the nation's largest hydropower system, could be managed for a different climate. Read More...  

More BiOp Briefs: Plaintiffs Say Feds Cutting Legal Corners In Adding Adaptive Management Plan
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Plaintiffs in the long-running debate over the legality of the Columbia-Snake river hydro system salmon protection plan say the federal government is "proposing illusory ways" to satisfy the Administrative Procedures Act and convince the court that after-the-fact information should be considered in the case. Read More...  

Willamette River Basin Expected To Take Up Larger Chunk Of Corps’ Fish Mitigation Budget
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Willamette River projects are expected to take an increasingly larger share of the Columbia River Fish Mitigation program pie, according the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More...  

Region Studies Better Ways To Decontaminate Boats With Quagga/Zebra Mussels, Detect Larval
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific and Mountain-Prairie regions, collaborating with other partners, have provided funding to enhance regional efforts to detect and prevent the spread of invasive mussels. Read More...  

Corps, BPA Defer Proposal Allow Lake Pend Oreille Fluctuations For Power Production
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bonneville Power Administration Jan. 15 announced the deferral of a proposal to allow fluctuations of up to 5 feet in the elevation of north Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille this winter pending further review and public coordination. Read More...  

Biologists Say Lake Pend Oreille Kokanee Recovery Showing Increased Survival, Spawning
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Biologists working to recover the kokanee population in Lake Pend Oreille are encouraged by progress seen in 2009. Read More...  

Poor Columbia River Smelt Run Limits Sport Fishing; Listing Decision Expected Mid-March
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
With another poor run of smelt expected to return to the Columbia River and its tributaries, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife this week announced it would limit sport fishing on the Cowlitz River sport fishery to only four days this winter. Read More...  

Research Looks At Cascade Mountains Snowpack Trends Since 1930
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
A new study has been published showing snowpack trends in the Cascade Mountains from 1930 to 2007. Read More...  

Study: Why Earth Has Warmed Much Less Than Expected During Industrial Era?
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (PST)
Earth has warmed much less than expected during the industrial era based on current best estimates of Earth's "climate sensitivity" -- the amount of global temperature increase expected in response to a given rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, says a new report. Read More...  
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