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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 15, 2002
March 15, 2002

1. NMFS ASKS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ESA HABITAT DESIGNATIONS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
The National Marine Fisheries Service on Monday (March 11) teamed with
home building groups and others in asking the U.S. District Court for
the District of Columbia to allow the withdrawal of critical habitat
designations for 19 Pacific salmon and steelhead populations listed
under the Endangered Species Act.
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1. NMFS ASKS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ESA HABITAT DESIGNATIONS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
The National Marine Fisheries Service on Monday (March 11) teamed with
home building groups and others in asking the U.S. District Court for
the District of Columbia to allow the withdrawal of critical habitat
designations for 19 Pacific salmon and steelhead populations listed
under the Endangered Species Act.
Read More...  

2. MONTANA COUNCIL MEMBER QUITS; STAFFER APPOINTED
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Montana's representation on the Northwest Power Planning Council went
through a rapid changeover this past week with the controversy-plagued
incumbent, Leo Giacometto, resigning Friday (March 8) and Gov. Judy
Martz picking a longtime Council staffer to fill the post Tuesday.
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3. BIG TURNOUT FOR CONDIT DAM REMOVAL HEARING
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
The battle lines remain clearly drawn about whether southwest
Washington's 125-foot-tall, concrete Condit Dam should be removed from
the White Salmon River to revive a free-flowing ecosystem, or retained
to provide the many benefits people have come to expect since the hydro
project was built in 1913.
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4. CONGRESS BATTLES OVER MEANING OF KLAMATH REPORT
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Western Republican members of Congress this week said a scientific
report finding last year's cut-off of Klamath Basin irrigation water was
not justified bolsters their case for reforming the Endangered Species
Act.
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5. SPILL ENDS FOR HATCHERY FISH; ONLY 50 PERCENT PASS DAM
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped spilling water over Bonneville
Dam this morning (March 15), ending nearly four days of spill to help
hatchery-bred juvenile chinook salmon pass the dam safely.

However, as the spill ended this morning at 6 a.m., only about 50
percent of the 7.8 million juvenile tule fall chinook salmon released
from the hatchery had passed the dam on their downstream migration to
the ocean, according to the Fish Passage Center.
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6. WATER VOLUME RUNOFF NOW AT 91 PERCENT OF AVERAGE
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
A winter precipitation -- and snow accumulation -- season that began
fast in October and November slowed considerably in February to leave
irrigators, hydro power producers and fish managers with the prospect of
again having to carefully share a below-average supply of water.
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