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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 10, 2006
Feb. 10, 2006

CORPS INSTALLS PERMANENT SEAL LION BARRIERS AT BONNEVILLE
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
This week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began installing permanent barriers at Bonneville Lock and Dam to keep sea lions from entering fish ladders -- a key element in a new strategy to cut down mammals' predation on migrating adult salmon. Read More...  

REPORT SUGGESTS CORMORANTS EATING MORE SMOLTS THAN TERNS
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
Cormorants settling in the Columbia River estuary last year again appear to have eaten more migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead than their more studied and oft-vilified neighbors, Caspian terns, according to a 2005 Draft Research Summary released this week. Read More...  

PROPOSAL WOULD USE BPA FUNDS TO REDUCE FEDERAL DEFICIT
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
President Bush's proposed fiscal year 2007 budget released to Congress this week calls for the Bonneville Power Administration to use any surplus power sales (“net secondary”) revenues it earns above its historical high level of $500 million in a year to make early payments on its federal bond debt to the U.S. Treasury. Read More...  

COUNCIL: REVENUE PROPOSAL COULD RAISE RATES 7 PERCENT IN 2008
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration could absorb the additional cost of diverting a portion of its annual revenue to the federal Treasury in 2007, but President Bush’s proposal would force Bonneville to raise its electricity rates about 7 percent in 2008. Read More...  

‘CROSS-CUT BUDGET’ SHOWS INCREASE FOR BASIN SALMON FUNDING
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
President Bush’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2007 includes $578 million for “Columbia River Federal Basinwide Salmon Funding” – an increase of $19 million over FY 2006’s enacted budget of $559 million. Read More...  

MORE CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATED FOR KOOTENAI STURGEON
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated an additional seven miles of the Kootenai River as critical habitat for endangered white sturgeon. Read More...  

GROUPS ASK JUDGE REDDEN TO THROW OUT UPPER SNAKE BIOP
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
Legal efforts have resumed to convince the U.S. District Court that Upper Snake reservoir operations should be pooled with those of the lower Columbia/Snake river federal hydrosystem in judging impacts to salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

IRRIGATORS TIE HARVEST TO FLOW AUG IN UPPER SNAKE CASE
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 (PST)
Three Idaho irrigation districts have asked a U.S. District Court judge to put an end to all Columbia River mainstem salmon and steelhead fishing and to strike down a federal salmon protection plan that calls for flows from Upper Snake River storage projects. Read More...  

 

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