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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 24, 2006
Feb. 24, 2006

NW CONGRESSMEN IN PENDLETON HEAR VIEWS ON SALMON SURVIVAL
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
Among the 4H’s of salmon recovery, harvest won the headlines Tuesday (Feb. 21) when three Northwest Congressmen conducted their third public meeting to gather information on the survival of returning adult salmon and steelhead populations. Read More...  

SURVEY WILL HELP GUIDE NEW TRIBAL FISH PROCESSSING PLANT
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
Tribal fishers are being asked for information that will help guide the management and operation of an 800 square foot commercial fish processing facility being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at East White Salmon in Washington. Read More...  

COUNCIL, BPA DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS OF ‘LOAD FOLLOWING’ STUDY
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
A reduction in "load following" at federal Columbia/Snake river hydroelectric projects could have serious implications that need to be understood before a study of their effects on fish is launched, Bonneville Power Administration officials said this week. Read More...  

USFWS CALLS FOR LIBBY DAM SPILLS FOR KOOTENAI WHITE STURGEON
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed a plan Thursday that would allow spring flows to exceed Libby Dam’s powerhouse capacity to help the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon. Read More...  

REPORT DETAILS COST OF SPILL, FLOW, IRRIGATION TO POWER SYSTEM
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
A review and analysis of existing research says that salmon-related dam operations reduce average Columbia River basin hydroelectric generation by 9 percent annually and irrigation withdrawals from the Columbia and Snake rivers cut power production by 5 percent. Read More...  

WASHINGTON STATE BILL ADDRESSES WATER STORAGE, WATER RIGHTS
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
After years of negotiations, the Washington Legislature last week approved legislation that many feel well break a logjam of requests for new water rights from the Columbia River and assure that adequate flows remain in-river to safeguard salmon and other fish. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE DAM SPILL FOR 7.5 MILLION HATCHERY FISH REQUESTED
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
Columbia River basin federal, state and tribal salmon managers have asked hydro operators to spill at least 50,000 cubic feet per second of water at Bonneville Dam to pass about 7.5 million tule fall chinook being released March 2 from the Spring Creek hatchery located alongside the Bonneville pool. Read More...  

FACILITATOR WALDO TO LEAD NOAA FISHERIES’ HATCHERY REVIEW
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
The federal agency responsible for protecting salmon in the Pacific Northwest last week hired Jim Waldo, a regionally respected attorney, facilitator and hatchery expert, to oversee a strategy leading to hatchery reform, said federal agencies in a joint press release. Read More...  

GROUPS ASK NINTH CIRCUIT FOR STAY ON FISH PASSAGE CENTER ISSUE
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
Conservation and fishing groups last week asked the federal Ninth Circuit of Appeals to put a hold on plans dismantle the Fish Passage Center and transfer many of its present tasks to two other entities. Read More...  

REDDEN ASKED TO GRANT MORE TIME FOR SALMON BIOP REWRITE
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST)
More time should allowed for the restructuring of a federal Columbia River hydrosystem salmon protection plan to assure that numerous "controversial" scientific issues, and differences of opinion, are properly explored by the federal agencies responsible for the plan, according to a motion submitted this week in federal court by plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Read More...  
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