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Latest CBB News > Archives > Mar 12, 2004
Mar 12, 2004

REDUCED SPILL PROPOSAL SET FOR MARCH 26; DECISION IN APRIL
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2004 (PST)
A decision on whether a federal Columbia River hydrosystem "spill reduction" test will be implemented this summer is due by the third week in April, officials told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Wednesday. Read More...  

. BILL APPROVES BUREAU FISH FUNDING AT NON-FEDERAL PROJECTS
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2004 (PST)
Two bills that would authorize federal assistance to private irrigation facilities to construct fish screens, passage and other improvements benefiting endangered Columbia Basin salmon won approval this week from a Senate committee. Read More...  

IDAHO, WATER USERS SEEK DEFENDANT STATUS IN LAWSUIT OVER UPPER SNAKE PROJECT OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2004 (PST)
The state of Idaho and a coalition of water users have both filed the papers necessary to gain a voice in a lawsuit they say challenges Idaho's sovereignty and control of the state's water. Read More...  

CORP’S PORTLAND DISTRICT OUTLINES PROJECTS UNDER PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year 2005 budget, as proposed to Congress by President Bush, includes $194 million for the Corps' Portland District to fund work in the Rogue, Willamette, Columbia and Cowlitz river basins. Read More...  

FISH MANAGERS SEEK BETTER COOPERATION IN HARVEST DATA GATHERING
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2004 (PST)
Managers this week asked lower Columbia River gill-netters for better cooperation as the states of Oregon and Washington try to implement a complicated commercial fishing plan that aims to allow maximum harvest of hatchery-reared spring chinook salmon before reaching federally imposed impact limits on protected fish. Read More...  

REDDEN TO REMAIN JUDGE FOR BIOP REMAND, IRRIGATORS LAWSUIT
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2004 (PST)
The judge presiding over one legal challenge to the federal Columbia River basin salmon protection plan will remain as magistrate of record in a separate lawsuit that attacks the fish strategy from a different angle. Read More...  

NOAA FISHERIES RELEASES UPDATED STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries has released the 2004 update of the Strategic Plan for Fisheries Research, which outlines the agency’s research direction and priorities for the coming years.

“From enhancing our scientific capabilities to improving the effectiveness of research
partnerships, this plan represents the roadmap of the agency’s fisheries research efforts for the next five years,” said Bill Hogarth, director of NOAA Fisheries.
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WASHINGTON AWARDS $350,000 TO STUDY WALLA WALLA BASIN WATER STORAGE
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has awarded Walla Walla County a $350,000 grant to see whether two river basin sites might be suitable to store water under ground for future uses. Read More...  

STATE OFFICIALS REMAINED CONCERNED ON HANFORD WASTE DISPOSAL ISSUES
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 (PST)
The final federal plan for burying nuclear wastes at Hanford in the future is better than earlier versions, say Washington state officials.

But they remain concerned about the potential for large volumes of waste to be imported to Hanford and offset the progress on cleanup.
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