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Latest CBB News > Archives > Mar 4, 2005
Mar 4, 2005

GREGOIRE SUSPENDS WORK ON COLUMBIA RIVER INITIATIVE
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 (PST)
Washington's new governor and state legislators have decided to take a couple steps back before moving forward in an attempt to solve festering issues about how to allocate limited supplies of Columbia River water between fish and human consumers. Read More...  

STUDY DETAILS FISH MIGRATION, HABITAT IN LOWER WILLAMETTE
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 (PST)
The findings from four years of research were released this week, offering recommendations on how Portland's Willamette River reaches might be made more hospitable for juvenile salmon and steelhead that dally there and grow as they make their way from the spawning grounds to the ocean. Read More...  

NW SENATORS SAY BPA RATES PROPOSAL WON’T BE IN SENATE BUDGET
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 (PST)
Northwest U.S. Senators this week said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg, R-NH, has said a Bush Administration proposal to raise Bonneville Power Administration wholesale power rates would not be included in the Senate's Fiscal Year 2006 budget resolution. Read More...  

TERNS, CORMORANTS CHOW DOWN ON 12 MILLION SMOLTS IN 2004
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 (PST)
With an ample supply of marine prey fish available, salmon consumption in the Columbia River estuary by the world's largest Caspian tern colony last spring and summer dropped to an all-time low since research on the birds' diet began in 1997. Read More...  

NPCC ANALYZES IMPACTS OF ADMINISTRATION’S BPA RATE PROPOSAL
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 (PST)
If the Bonneville Power Administration is forced to sell electricity at average wholesale market rates, as the Bush Administration proposed last month, Bonneville’s rates would jump up 65 percent and cost the region’s ratepayers about $1.3 billion, according to an economic analysis completed last week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff. Read More...  

FISH MANAGERS APPROVE SEASON’S FIRST COMMERCIAL FISHERY
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 (PST)
Commercial fishers in their first outing of the year saw hints of what is expected to be an overall spring chinook salmon return to the Columbia River of more than 370,000 adult fish. Read More...  

 

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