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Latest CBB News > Archives > February 23, 2001
February 23, 2001

1. CORPS DAMS MUST COMPLY WITH CLEAN WATER ACT
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
A federal judge ruled last week that the Army Corps of Engineers has not
considered its obligations under the Clean Water Act at four lower Snake
River dams in any of its decision documents and ordered the agency to
draw up a plan within 60 days outlining how it will bring the dam
operations into compliance with water quality laws.
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2. BPA CASHING IN FISH CREDITS TO MAKE TREASURY PAYMENT
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Faced with low reservoirs and high energy costs, the Bonneville Power
Administration is cashing in an unused credit the agency earned with the
federal government for past fish and wildlife expenditures.
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2. BPA CASHING IN FISH CREDITS TO MAKE TREASURY PAYMENT
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Faced with low reservoirs and high energy costs, the Bonneville Power
Administration is cashing in an unused credit the agency earned with the
federal government for past fish and wildlife expenditures.
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3. FISH MANAGERS CHOOSE CHUM OVER SPRING WATER
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
State and federal fisheries managers chose this week to draft Lake
Roosevelt through next Thursday in order to provide enough water to keep
chum salmon redds below Bonneville Dam from being dewatered.

The decision to continue drafting the reservoir at a maximum 1-1/2 foot
per day through most of next week could leave it at a dangerously low
level. It may preclude using as much Grand Coulee water as might be
needed in the spring and summer for spill or to augment flows.
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4. FEDS, STATES, TRIBES SEEK CONSENSUS ON RIVER PLAN
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Five federal agencies joined the Bonneville Power Administration this
week in recommending how the region should operate the Columbia River
hydro system during the year.

The principles outlined by the agencies expand a proposal made two weeks
ago by BPA and adds into the equation a sensitivity to endangered
species.
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4. FEDS, STATES, TRIBES SEEK CONSENSUS ON RIVER PLAN
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Five federal agencies joined the Bonneville Power Administration this
week in recommending how the region should operate the Columbia River
hydro system during the year.

The principles outlined by the agencies expand a proposal made two weeks
ago by BPA and adds into the equation a sensitivity to endangered
species.
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5. MONTANA WORRIES ABOUT WATER RESERVES
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Montana's water watchers are saying reservoir management over the next
few months will be critical in saving or bankrupting precious water
reserves.

Montana and Idaho joined forces in proposing a "2001 Emergency Water
Management Plan" that recommends diligent water conservation at least
through July 1.

That plan has been a topic at recent meetings in Portland involving
power, fisheries and reservoir managers. (See story above.)
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6. STATES, TRIBES REACH MULTI-YEAR HARVEST AGREEMENT
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
With the largest upriver spring chinook run in recorded history poised
to enter the Columbia River, fishery officials say they have reached an
agreement that is both geared toward rebuilding depleted, wild stocks
and affording increased fishing opportunities on hatchery fish during
such times of abundance.
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6. STATES, TRIBES REACH MULTI-YEAR HARVEST AGREEMENT
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
With the largest upriver spring chinook run in recorded history poised
to enter the Columbia River, fishery officials say they have reached an
agreement that is both geared toward rebuilding depleted, wild stocks
and affording increased fishing opportunities on hatchery fish during
such times of abundance.
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7. LAWMAKERS TAKE PUBLIC INPUT ON POWER CRISIS IMPACTS
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2003 (PST)
Solutions ranging from the cutting off power-hungry industries to a
curtailment of federal water management salmon recovery strategies were
offered Wednesday in answer to Oregon lawmakers' questions about how
they might protect the region's economy in the face of skyrocketing
power prices and anticipated summer drought conditions.
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