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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 2, 2001
March 2, 2001

1. FLOWS FOR CHUM REDUCED TO SAVE WATER
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Faced with a water year that is heading to an all-time low, federal,
state and tribal officials agreed to reduce the amount of water used to
protect chum salmon redds near Ives and Pearce islands downstream from
Bonneville Dam.

While this cut is expected to leave only a few more redds dry now, a
decision in the next few weeks could pull the plug on chum flows before
emergence of chum fry is complete.
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2. POWER COUNCIL WANTS MORE SAY IN HYDRO DECISIONS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council said this week it feels the states
are inappropriately being left on the sidelines while federal agencies
ponder tough choices about the best use -- for power generation and fish
operations -- of a limited water supply.
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3. KITZHABER LOBBIES FOR $500 MILLION INCREASE FOR SALMON
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's request for a $500 million increase in
federal spending on Columbia Basin and other Northwest salmon recovery
efforts is unrealistic, according to Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore.

But in a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Kitzhaber, Smith and
the rest of the state's congressional delegation agreed to make salmon
funding a top priority and to work together to obtain as much as
possible, an aide to Smith said.
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4. PARTIES WEIGH FISH SEASON'S SPILL, REFILL, SPRING FLOW
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
A meeting this week to decide short and long-term principles for
operating the Northwest hydroelectric system in a low water year fell
far short of any binding decisions, but went a long ways in helping
parties understand their differences.

The multi-agency Implementation Team and the Technical Management Team
met this week to review the several proposals for operating the hydro
system placed on the table over the past weeks ...
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5. FEDS URGE COUNCIL TO DELAY ACTION ON MAINSTEM PLAN
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Some say push ahead, while others, including the National Marine
Fisheries Service, are urging the Northwest Power Planning Council to
take its time in revising the Columbia-Snake mainstem portion of its
fish and wildlife program.
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6. NEW HANFORD STRANDING PLAN ADDS FLOW FLEXIBILITY
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Tentative agreement was reached last week and could be confirmed today
on a revised plan to control fluctuations in river flow as a way to
prevent stranding salmon fry at Hanford Reach on the mid-Columbia River.
This is the third year of such an agreement, but dam operators this year
are seeking greater flexibility in fluctuations than in previous plans.
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