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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 8, 2002
March 8, 2002

1. CHANNEL DEEPENING STORIES PROMPT STRONG RESPONSE
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
A series of articles this week in The (Portland) Oregonian analyzing the
economic and environmental costs of deepening the Columbia River
shipping channel has prompted strong public responses from the Port of
Portland and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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2. COUNCIL LOOKS AT COST OF FISH OPERATIONS ON POWER
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
While not all river operations required by the National Marine Fisheries
Service's 2000 biological opinion are costly to the region's power
system, the price tag for most of the actions taken to help restore
salmon runs in the Columbia River Basin is high, costing the power
system millions of dollars in lost revenue, according to preliminary
findings in a study by the Northwest Power Planning Council.
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3. RIVER OPERATORS: NO WATER FOR HATCHERY RELEASE SPILL
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
Fisheries managers this week asked for ten days of spill and higher
flows at Bonneville Dam to aid passage at the dam for juvenile chinook
released from the Spring Creek Hatchery upstream.

However, dam operators said there isn't enough water in the system to
provide either the flow or the spill and sent the issue to a higher
forum for a decision.
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4. TANGLE NETS SNARE, THEN SPARE STEELHEAD, CHINOOK
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The spring chinook salmon catch is small as of yet, in the first-ever
full fleet, "live capture" commercial fishery on the Columbia River
mainstem.

But the strategy has shown the promise of accomplishing its dual goal --
allowing commercial fishers to catch and keep more fish without
increasing their impact on salmon and steelhead listed under the
Endangered Species Act.
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5. FEDS REJECT WALLOWA RIVER DAM, RESTORATION PROPOSAL
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
The Department of Interior this week came out against a bill that would
authorize federal funding to rehabilitate an aging private dam and
enhance and restore salmon habitat in Oregon's Wallowa River Basin.
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6. NEZ PERCE PURSUE PLAN TO RETURN SOCKEYE TO WALLOWA
Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2003 (PST)
In the 1880s, two canneries took some 12,000 sockeye salmon two years in
a row from Wallowa Lake in Eastern Oregon. By 1905, the run was gone.

Alaska sockeye were dumped in the lake in the 1920s, but the last year
anyone remembers seeing an ocean-going sockeye in the Wallowa River was
1926, the year Wallowa Lake Dam was raised to its final height to
provide water for irrigators downstream.
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