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Feb 13, 2004

IRRIGATORS SEEK BIOP LAWSUIT CONSOLIDATION; JUDGE'S RECUSAL
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 (PST)
It appears that a pair of lawsuits attacking NOAA Fisheries' Columbia River salmon protection plan from different directions will continue on separate courses, and potentially with different judges presiding. Read More...  

UMATILLA TRIBES-IRRIGATORS AGREEMENT MOVES FORWARD
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 (PST)
A Hermiston-area irrigation district would give up close to 900-acre feet of water from an upstream reservoir for anadromous fish in the Umatilla River in exchange for a boundary expansion, if the Bureau of Reclamation's preferred alternative is approved. Read More...  

WORKSHOP LOOKS AT NEW WAYS TO HANDLE FLOOD CONTROL; WATER FOR FISH
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 (PST)
Columbia Basin federal dam operators could keep as much as 8 million acre feet (maf) more water in reservoirs in the winter to be used to augment flows in the spring and have more than 3 maf more to augment summer flows to aid salmon in low water years if they changed early-year flood control operations, according to calculations by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC). Read More...  

AFFILIATED TRIBES OF NORTHWEST OPPOSE PROPOSALS TO REDUCE SUMMER SPILL
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 (PST)
The fifty-four member Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians on Thursday in a consensus passed a resolution in opposition to proposals to reduce or eliminate summer spill at federal hydro projects in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers that is intended to benefit migrating salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

WEST COAST OCEAN STUDY PARTNERSHIP GETS BOOST FROM PACKARD FOUNDATION
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 (PST)
A coalition of four universities in Oregon and California that is trying to answer some of the “big questions” that have long eluded many marine scientists, has just received another $3.9 million from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to continue its work in 2004. Read More...  

UPPER COLUMBIA WHITE STURGEON RECOVERY PLAN TO USE CANADA TRANSPLANTS
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 (PST)
Washington’s first effort to recover the largest and oldest freshwater fish in the upper Columbia River will get under way Feb.18, when 2,000 white sturgeon are transported from Canada to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia Basin Fish Hatchery in Moses Lake. Read More...  

USFWS SEEKING PROPOSALS FOR $71 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR COOPERATIVE ESA CONSERVATION FUND
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in acquiring land or conducting conservation planning for endangered species.

Congress has appropriated $71million for fiscal year 2004 to support grants awarded under the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund.
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SCIENCE PANEL POINTS OUT FLAWS, STRENGTHS OF FIRST SUBBASIN PLAN
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 (PST)
The Columbia River Basin's trail-breaking Clearwater subbasin planning committee, and Northwest Power and Conservation Council, were left to ponder next steps after their product of more than three years of work was deemed scientifically unjustified. Read More...  

REPORT SAYS DALLES DAM OIL SPILL PREVENTABLE
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2004 (PST)
An independent review panel has concluded maintenance and inspection procedures, and the condition of old equipment contributed to a recent mineral oil spill at The Dalles Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said today. Read More...  

WASHINGTON ADOPTS MORATORIUM ON WILD STEELHEAD
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2004 (PST)
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week adopted new sportfishing rules for the 2004-05 season that include a two-year moratorium on retaining any wild steelhead caught in state waters. Read More...  
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