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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 16, 2007
Feb. 16, 2007

BPA DETAILS BASIN FISH, WILDLIFE PROJECT SPENDING FOR FY2007-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 (PST)
Bonneville Power Administration officials said that the bottom lines are essentially the same, but Northwest Power and Conservation Council members left their meeting Wednesday with budgetary and legal questions about a fish and wildlife project funding package unveiled by the federal power marketing agency. Read More...  

COUNCIL ANALYSIS SHOWS IMPACTS OF BPA REPAYMENT PROPOSAL
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 (PST)
A Bush Administration proposal to speed Bonneville Power Administration repayments to the U.S. Treasury would drive up Northwest power rates and cause job losses as well other negative economic effects in the region, according to a draft analysis by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Power Division staff. Read More...  

WEATHER FROM NOW TO MAY KEY TO SALMON FLOW AUGMENTATION
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 (PST)
Declining water supply forecasts could well mean that desired flow augmentation from the Snake River basin for migrating salmon and steelhead will be in short supply this summer. Read More...  

COUNCIL HEARS REASONS WHY NO FISH FOR BARGED/IN-RIVER STUDY
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 (PST)
An evaluation of the survival of in-river Snake River fall chinook salmon migrants vs. that of fish barged downriver through the hydrosystem appears stalled, at least for this year, despite the urgings this week from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

CANADA GRANTS WILL EXPAND OCEAN FISH TRACKING, SURVIVAL
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 (PST)
Technology that has been field tested by tracking Columbia Basin salmon as they migrate north along the Pacific coast will be refined and expanded worldwide thanks to $45 million in grants announced Monday by Canada's Foundation for Innovation. Read More...  

LEWISTON AREA RESIDENTS DISCUSS RESERVOIR SEDIMENT PROBLEM
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 (PST)
Residents of the Lewiston and Clarkston area asked U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials to avoid raising levees as it looks for long term solutions to sediment problems in Lower Granite Reservoir. Read More...  

EIS RELEASED FOR WASHINGTON’S COLUMBIA RIVER WATER PLAN
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 (PST)
An environmental impact statement just released by the Washington Department of Ecology provides direction for administering the state's new Columbia River Water Management Program. Read More...  

NW SENATORS’ LETTER OBJECTS TO ADMINISTRATION’S BPA PLAN
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 (PST)
In a letter this week to the Administration, eight Northwest U.S. senators expressed opposition to provisions in the FY 2008 federal budget proposal that they contend would increase electricity rates in the Pacific Northwest by an estimated 5.5 to 11 percent. Read More...  

NOAA FISHERIES BEGINS PROCESS TO END OVERFISHING BY 2010
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries Service has begun the process of developing new guidance to assist regional fishery management councils in developing measures to end overfishing in all U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries by 2010. Read More...  

RECORD BREAKING WALLEYE CAUGHT IN COLUMBIA ABOVE MCNARY
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 (PST)
Mike Hepper, a veteran angler from Richland has set a new state record for the largest walleye caught in state waters, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed. Read More...  

 

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