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Feb. 29, 2008

REDDEN SETS SPILL, TRANSPORTATION REGIMES FOR 2008 HYDRO OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
U.S District Court Judge James A. Redden made it official Monday. Federal Columbia River Power System hydro projects this spring and summer will be operated, with a few adjustments, according to the terms of an agreement that outlined regimes for the spilling of water to accommodate salmon and steelhead migrations last year. Read More...  

FEDS SAY NO TO STATES' REQUEST FOR BONNEVILLE SPILL FOR SPRING CREEK FISH
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
The perennial debate about whether or not to spill water at Bonneville Dam to facilitate downstream passage of juvenile tule fall chinook released upstream from Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery bounced from one arena to the next this week. Read More...  

PROJECT EXPANDS TRACKING BASIN SALMON WITH ASTORIA ‘LISTENING LINE'
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council earlier this month recommended $1 million in spending in fiscal year 2008 to expand the work of five ongoing Columbia River basin fish and wildlife projects, and support two endeavors that had not been funded through the Council's program previously. Read More...  

SETTLEMENT REACHED ON WILLAMETTE BASIN FISH BIOP NOW DUE JULY 11
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
Litigation is avoided, at least for now, with the federal government's promise this week that it will deliver by July 11 a fish protection plan for dams it operates in the Willamette River basin. Read More...  

BPA STUDY STRESSES INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS' ROLE IN FUTURE SUPPLY
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
Enough electricity generation to meet loads exists in the Pacific Northwest for the next decade but much of it is in the hands of independent power producers, not utilities, says the Bonneville Power Administration. Read More...  

ANOTHER BOAT WITH INVASIVE MUSSELS SHOWS THREAT OF INVASION REAL
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
In early February, a truck hauling a boat covered with thousands of quagga mussels was decontaminated at the Washington-Oregon border.


That is yet another sign that the threat of a Northwest invasion is real.
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MONTANA DRAWDOWN PROPOSALS NOT THIS YEAR, BUT STATE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FUTURE
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
For this year at least, the state of Montana won't get its way when it comes to operations at Libby and Hungry Horse Dams because of a recent federal court ruling. Read More...  

OREGON OKS WATER SHORTAGE BILL; INCLUDES COLUMBIA/UMATILLA RECHARGE STUDY
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski will join local leaders Wednesday morning at the Stafford Hansell Government Center in Hermiston for a signing ceremony celebrating last week's passage of the Agriculture and Community Water Act. Read More...  

CRAB CREEK RESERVOIR DROPPED AS ALTERNATIVE FOR WASHINGTON WATER STORAGE
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
Public concerns about possible impacts to fish, wildlife, recreation, infrastructure, and private property, as well as operational issues, have nudged from consideration proposals to build new water storage facilities in central Washington at Dry Coulee and/or Lower Crab Creek. Read More...  

BP WITHDRAWS COAL-BED METHANE PROPOSAL FOR FLATHEAD BASIN
Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 (PST)
A forum on potential development in the Canadian Flathead drainage opened with Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., announcing that energy giant British Petroleum is withdrawing plans for coal-bed methane development in the basin. Read More...  
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