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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 3, 2006
March 3, 2006

NO FAST-TRACK FOR LITTLE GOOSE’S NEW SURFACE BYPASS FOR FISH
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
Biological and engineering uncertainty pose too much risk to fast-track the installation of a surface bypass structure at the lower Snake River's Little Goose Dam in time for the 2008 salmon migration season, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More...  

HATCHERY JUVENILES HEADED FOR BONNEVILLE WON’T BE SPILLED
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
Some 7.5 million juvenile "tule" fall chinook salmon released from Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery Thursday (March 2) will have intricate juvenile bypass systems, the turbines and the relatively new "corner collector" for passage routes as they head downriver through Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT ON FLOOD CONTROL DRAWING INTEREST
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
Representatives of federal agencies and Northwest states say they need more time to digest a Corps of Engineers’ "reconnaissance" report that suggests it may be possible to adjust Columbia River basin flood control operations to bring benefits to protected salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

COUNCIL USES ‘ROLLING ISSUE PAPER’ FOR PROJECT FUNDING PROCESS
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff last week unveiled a first iteration of a document that it will use to resolve problems or "issues" that arise in the process to decide who receives fish and wildlife project funding from a budget that could total as much as $537 million for fiscal years 2007-2009. Read More...  

COUNCIL ENDORSES MORE FUNDS FOR KLICKITAT FISH PASSAGE
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
Even though the Klickitat Subbasin Anadromous Fishery master plan's hatchery scheme is still a work in progress, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Fish and Wildlife Committee has recommended that $474,000 be spent this fiscal year for an environmental review of related passage improvement proposals. Read More...  

BILL REQUIRES BPA TO LIST FOR CUSTOMERS ESA COMPLICANCE COSTS
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
Rep. Cathy McMorris, R-Wash., this week introduced a bill that would require Power Marketing Administrations, including the Bonneville Power Administration, to provide each wholesale firm customer a list of direct and indirect cost estimates associated with compliance under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

RESEARCHER LOOKS AT SOUNDS PRESENT IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
While biologists sort out what levels of noise go unnoticed, are annoying or cause harm to marine mammals, physical oceanographer Jeff Nystuen is giving scientists and managers a way to sift through and identify the sounds present in various marine ecosystems. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS SAY FISH CONSUMPTION BENEFITS OUTWEIGH RISKS
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 (PST)
Though some species of fish around the world are likely to be contaminated with mercury, PCBs and other toxins, the benefits of eating seafood continue to outweigh the risks, a panel of scientists said last week at a special symposium this week at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read More...  

 

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