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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 3, 2006
Feb. 3, 2006

NOAA NOT REQUIRING FISH LADDERS FOR HELLS CANYON RELICENSE
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST)
A preliminary set of "terms and conditions" submitted last week by NOAA Fisheries would require the owners of the Snake River's Hells Canyon Complex of hydro projects to make flow manipulations and do habitat work for the benefit of salmon and other species, but would not require fish ladders to provide access to historic spawning grounds. Read More...  

CORPS SEEKS COMMENTS ON PURSUING FLOOD CONTROL STUDY
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST)
An Army Corps of Engineers’ “reconnaissance-level” study has identified a range of potential modifications to existing Columbia River flood control systems that might benefit salmonids listed under the Endangered Species Act, while maintaining protection from damaging floods. Read More...  

CBB INTERVIEW: WASHINGTON’S TOM KARIER, NEW NPCC CHAIRMAN
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council entered the New Year with a revised power plan in place, but with much work to do balancing power requirements with actions outlined in subbasin plans adopted recently as part of its Columbia Basin fish and wildlife program. Read More...  

MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH AIMS TO REVIVE WILD WHITE STURGEON
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST)
More than a million fertilized white sturgeon eggs were released into the Kootenai River's braided, canyon reaches upstream of Bonners Ferry, Idaho this past summer as a strategy to revive flagging wild populations. Read More...  

. NOAA: RETURN OF LA NINA MEANS COOLER, WETTER WINTERS
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST)
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center announced this week the official return of La Niña.

Agency forecasters predicted La Niña was forming nearly three weeks ago. Oceanic sea surface temperatures have met the operational definition of La Niña for the November through January period.
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TRIBES, IRRIGATORS TO SIGN UMATILLA BASIN PROJECT MOA
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST)
Umatilla tribal leaders and Hermiston-area irrigators expect to sign an agreement by Feb. 15 that outlines how the two parties will work collaboratively toward completion of the third phase of the Umatilla Basin Project in Eastern Oregon. Read More...  

. USFWS ISSUES ADVANCE NOTICE ON DELISTING NORTHWEST WOLVES
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 (PST)
With an eye toward recent court rulings and Wyoming politics, the federal government is moving once again to delist wolves in the northern Rocky Mountain region. Read More...  

 

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