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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 3, 2000
March 3, 2000

1. BREACHING DEBATE COMES TO FEDS' SEATTLE HEARING
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
It was almost classic "East versus West" Tuesday as political officials
from Washington's "dry side" urged rejection of dam breaching as an option. More to follow.
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2. FEDS GET CONTRASTING ADVICE FROM MONTANANS
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
A panel of federal officials heard contrasting advice on how to run
Columbia Basin rivers, dams and fisheries at a hearing in Kalispell
Wednesday.
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3. KITZHABER TALKS SALMON WITH NW GOVERNORS
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
Despite his controversial stand in favor of breaching Snake River dams,
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber this week continued to work with fellow
Northwest governors and members of Congress on how best to restore
salmon.
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4. NEW BIOPS TO SIGNAL HATCHERY TRANSITION
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
Major changes are foreseen for the region's hatchery operations as fish
managers make adjustments to protect a growing list of threatened salmon
and steelhead populations while still providing promised treaty, and
other, fisheries, according a National Marine Fisheries Service
official.
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5. WASHINGTON DOE SEES LITTLE BENEFIT FROM FLOW AUG
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
With Snake River and Columbia River dams in place, augmenting mainstem
flows with upstream water does not do much for achieving a natural river
hydrograph, nor does it have much of an effect on speeding smolts on
their journey downstream.
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6. JOHN DAY DRAWDOWN CONCLUSIONS QUESTIONED
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
At least some members of the group charged with judging the
Columbia-Snake river hydrosystem's technical fixes for fish want more
time to evaluate what they call "questionable conclusions" drawn in a
Corps of Engineer Phase I report on potential John Day reservoir
drawdown.
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7. FORUM CONSIDERS ROLE OF ESTUARY IN RECOVERY
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia River estuary offers the region an important opportunity to
improve salmon survival.
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8. FOREST SERVICE'S BASIN LAND PLAN GETS FACELIFT
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
A new incarnation of a massive plan for federal lands in the Northwest
will be released for comment in the next month.
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9. WATCHDOG REPORT TARGETS BASIN CORPS PROJECTS
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
A new report by a federal budget watchdog group and the National
Wildlife Federation identifies 25 Army Corps of Engineers projects that,
according to the organizations, waste $6 billion and harm the
environment.
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10. 'REGULATORY CERTAINTY' FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DISCUSSED
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 (PST)
On-the-ground implementation of a fish and wildlife plan organized by
subbasins could move forward more quickly -- and it ultimately could be
more successful -- if compliance with the plan is given regulatory
approval and certainty before restoration actions are taken.
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