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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 7, 2003
Feb. 7, 2003

1. BPA STARTS PROCESS TO RAISE WHOLESALE POWER RATES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced today that, due primarily to poor water conditions and lower-than-expected secondary (surplus power) revenues, it expects to raise wholesale power rates for utilities and large industrial customers. Read More...  

2. RUNOFF FORECAST DROPS DALLES DAM TO 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The days are getting longer, but the time is getting shorter for the mountains that ring the Columbia River basin to accumulate enough snowpack to please hydropower producers, farmers and fish managers. Read More...  

3. OMB COMMENTS ON BPA SPARKS NW DELEGATION CONCERN
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Criticism of the Bonneville Power Administration by the White House's budget office this week raised fears in the Northwest congressional delegation about possible moves to sell off the federal electricity wholesaler. Read More...  

4. HIGHER STEELHEAD MORTALITY PROMPTS TANGLE NET CHANGES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
After breaching federally prescribed limits last year, Oregon and Washington fishery officials are under the gun this year to keep impacts to steelhead mortality under a 2 percent cap during lower mainstem Columbia River commercial and sport fisheries targeting spring chinook salmon. Read More...  

5. BUSH RELEASES SPENDING PROPOSALS FOR BASIN SALMON EFFORTS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
President George W. Bush in his budget for fiscal year 2004 is asking Congress for less spending by federal agencies on Columbia Basin salmon recovery than he requested last year.

Last year, Bush requested a total of $506 million for FY03, but a catchall spending bill now moving through Congress would cut that by more than $50 million
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6. DATA SHOWS LOWER FLOWS MIGHT IMPACT 20 PERCENT CHUM REDDS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A closer look at the data from a Jan. 16 test at Bonneville Dam showed that lowering the tailwater elevation below 11.5 feet could potentially put as many as 20 percent of the lower Columbia River chum redds in the Ives Island area below the dam at risk, far more than the previous estimate of 2 percent. Read More...  

7. NOAA TO PRIORITIZE CRITICAL PROJECTS FOR FISH FUNDING CUTS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The process to cut the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's fish and wildlife program's 2003 budget to the $139 million cap imposed by the Bonneville Power Administration could be making some progress. Read More...  

 

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