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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 1, 2002
March 1, 2002

1. CORPS BEGINS NEW ECONOMIC STUDY OF CHANNEL PROJECT
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will recalculate the economics
of deepening the lower Columbia River channel using costs and benefits
that more closely describe the project as it has evolved since its 1999
report.

The Corps, along with lower Columbia River ports, is proposing to deepen
the river by three feet in order to accommodate deeper draft boats.
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2. BUREAU ISSUES BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT FOR KLAMATH
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this week tossed the Klamath River
basin's hottest potato to two federal fisheries agencies -- issuing its
proposed plan for apportioning available water among irrigators while
still aiming to preserve habitat for imperiled stocks of fish.
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3. GROUPS ASK INTERVENOR STATUS IN KLAMATH LAWSUIT
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Thirteen environmental and fishing groups on Tuesday sought to intervene
in a federal court lawsuit that is challenging the Endangered Species
Act protected status of coho salmon in the Klamath River basin.
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4. FOR FISH, RIVER OPERATORS ALTER FLOOD CONTROL OPERATIONS
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Fisheries managers chose this week to alter April flood control
operations in the Columbia River Basin to benefit juvenile salmon
migrants. The decision increases river flow in the lower Snake River in
April but it removes the same amount of water from flows at Priest
Rapids Dam during a time when chinook fry are beginning to emerge
throughout Hanford Reach.
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5. GROUPS SUE OREGON FORESTRY BOARD OVER COHO PROTECTIONS
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Citing "years of inaction" by the Oregon Board of Forestry, a coalition
of conservation and fishing groups has brought suit against the state
agency, claiming its top official is allowing logging practices that
violate the federal Endangered Species Act.
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6. NATIONAL HYDROPOWER ASSOCIATION RELEASES POLL
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Northwest voters support keeping existing hydroelectric capacity and
building new projects even if they might cause the loss of fish or
wildlife habitat, according to a hydropower industry poll released
Thursday.
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