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March 9, 2007

OREGON BILL PUSHES FOR MORE COLUMBIA BASIN WATER STORAGE
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 (PST)
New legislation introduced March 5 calls for the Oregon Water Resources Department to assess, plan and develop new storage facilities to provide new water supplies in the Columbia River Basin. Read More...  

COUNCIL CONTINUES TO MULL BPA PROJECT FUNDING DECISIONS
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council continues to mull whether it should officially respond to Bonneville Power Administration Feb. 26 fish and wildlife project funding decisions that strayed in many respects from the Council's desires. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS SAY BETTER REPORTING NEEDED TO JUDGE FISH PROJECTS
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 (PST)
Project data reporting and collection must be shored up before a valid assessment can be made about the biological benefit to be earned with the planned $143 million annual investment through the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program. Read More...  

OFFICIALS STRESS THREAT POSED BY INVASIVE QUAGGA MUSSELS
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 (PST)
The discovery of invasive quagga mussels in Lake Mead on January 6, 2007 elevates the
threat these species pose to the Pacific Northwest’s natural resources and economy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said this week.
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TEST FISHERY BRINGS IN HIGHER THAN EXPECTED ESA IMPACTS
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 (PST)
Oregon and Washington managers approved a lower Columbia River mainstem fishery this week in part to answer questions about early season spring chinook "stock composition" in the river. Read More...  

WATER FORECAST SHOWS STRENGTH IN CANADA; WEAKNESS IN SNAKE
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 (PST)
Late February snows served to hold steady forecasts of the water supply that will be available for irrigation, power generation and other water users in the Columbia River Basin, as well as buoy the migrations of salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

AGENCIES LAUNCH BASIN FISH, WILDLIFE RESEARCH DATA WEBSITE
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, NOAA Fisheries, and the Bonneville Power Administration last week unveiled a new Internet-based tool that provides access to a vast reservoir of information about fish, wildlife, and water in the Pacific Northwest. Read More...  

MARKER RESIGNS AS COUNCIL’S FISH WILDLIFE DIVISION DIRECTOR
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 (PST)
A 16-year stint with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council ends this week (March 9) for fish and wildlife division director Doug Marker, who resigned recently to pursue other career opportunities. Read More...  

NEW EDITION OF DVD ON CELILO FALLS INUNDATION RELEASED
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 (PST)
The Oregon Sea Grant program based at Oregon State University has released a new edition of a popular DVD that examines a turning point in the history of the Pacific Northwest. Read More...  

BPA SIGNS AGREEMENT ON REGIONAL TRANSMISSION PLANNING
Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has signed a functional agreement offered by ColumbiaGrid to implement a regional transmission planning process. Read More...  
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