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Latest CBB News > Archives > February 9, 2001
February 9, 2001

1. BPA FLOATS CONTINGENCY RIVER OPERATIONS PLAN
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
A power operations proposal by the Bonneville Power Administration would
leave reservoirs partially filled in June and would reserve for summer
valuable flow augmentation water needed both to cool the lower Snake
River and to help speed juvenile salmon downstream on their way to the
ocean.
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2. BPA, DELEGATION COOL TO PAYMENT SKIP PLAN
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's proposal that the Bonneville Power
Administration be allowed to skip its approximately $730 million payment
to the U.S. Treasury this year drew no immediate support from Northwest
members of Congress.

Kitzhaber suggested the savings would allow Bonneville to purchase more
high cost electricity instead of further using water stored in Columbia
Basin reservoirs that is intended to improve salmon recovery.
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3. RESERVOIR REFILLS AND SPILL OPTIONS CONSIDERED
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Reacting to the Bonneville Power Administration's contingency power
operations proposal, the regional, multi-agency Implementation Team
decided to work with their in-season counterpart, the Technical
Management Team, to set priorities for refilling Northwest storage
reservoirs and to discuss the timing of using that water this spring and
summer.
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4. TRIBES, OTHERS REACT TO POWER/FISH DILEMMA
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission said Thursday that
managing the Columbia River this year is not a "Sophie's Choice" between
power and fish protection.

"We refuse to accept this as a salmon vs. power debate," said Charles
Hudson, spokesman for CRITFC, which serves as the technical coordinating
agency for the treaty fishing tribes of the Columbia River; the Yakama,
Umatilla, Nez Perce and Warm Springs.
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5. FLOW/SURVIVAL LINK CONFOUNDS RESEARCHERS
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Increased flows correlate highly with increased survival rates of
migrating Snake River subyearling fall chinook salmon, National Marine
Fisheries studies continue to show, but only drastic tests would settle
debates about the importance of flows augmented by releases from
upstream reservoirs.
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6. OREGON LEGISLATURE HEARS WILD VS. HATCHERY ARGUMENTS
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
The differences between hatchery bred salmon and wild salmon were
debated this week before a committee of Oregon's House of
Representatives.

The House Committee on Stream Restoration and Recovery -- which Chairman
Rep. Bob Jenson, R-Pendleton, said is charged with recommending changes
to the Oregon Plan for Salmon that could influence how Oregon hatcheries
operate in the future -- heard scientists touting both sides of the
equation in Salem Monday.
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7. 'TOOTH NET' SELECTIVE FISHING TEST WINS FUNDING
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
A planned test of selective commercial harvest gear this spring won
Northwest Power Planning Council approval Wednesday, jumping ahead of a
pack of some 96 fish and wildlife proposals hoping to gain fiscal year
2001 "high priority" project funding.
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8. CORPS ASKS COURT TO SCRUB CLEAN WATER SUIT
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Lawyers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week asked U.S.
District Court Judge Helen J. Frye to dismiss a suit seeking it comply
with the clean water standards when operating four lower Snake River
dams. They said provisions added to the National Marine Fisheries
Service 2000 biological opinion address federal Clean Water Act
requirements and make the case unnecessary.
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