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April 2, 2010

Federal Agencies Give Court Proposed Spring Fish Operations; BiOp Challengers To File Alternative
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
Federal agencies this week asked if they could use the same dam operational strategies in the spring of 2010 as they used in 2009 to accommodate salmon and steelhead passage down the Columbia-Snake river hydro system. Read More...  

Corps Releases Snake River Dam Breaching ‘Plan Of Study’ As Required By Adaptive Management Plan
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday released a 98-page "plan of study" that outlines steps it believes would be necessary to evaluate whether one or more of the four lower Snake River dams should be breached to support Columbia River basin salmon recovery. Read More...  

Fish Ladders Modified To Improve Lamprey Passage At McNary, Ice Harbor Dams
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has modified fish ladders to improve Pacific lamprey passage through McNary and Ice Harbor dams. Read More...  

Below Bonneville Dam, Number of California Sea Lions Down So Far, But Steller Numbers Up
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
State biologists this week trapped and euthanized two California sea lions, bringing to eight the number of big pinnipeds removed so far this year from the waters just below Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

Early Season Success Leads To Cancellation Of Three Commercial Fishing Periods
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
The early season fishing has been good at "select areas" on the lower Columbia River - too good. Read More...  

Tribes Launch Public Review Process For Proposed Lake Trout Netting Project At Flathead Lake
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
The Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes are launching a public review process for a controversial lake trout netting proposal for Montana's Flathead Lake, starting with upcoming meetings in Polson, Kalispell and Missoula. Read More...  

Montana Issues Temporary Waiver Of Dissolved Gas Standards To Allow Libby Dam Spill Plan
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
The state of Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued a temporary waiver of the state's water quality standard for total dissolved gas on the Kootenai River this week to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to potentially spill extra water for a week this spring at Libby Dam. Read More...  

Idaho Puts Cash Bounty On South Fork Snake River Rainbow Trout To Protect Native Cutthroat
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
A burst of rainbow trout productivity in the South Fork of the Snake River has prompted state officials to set a cash bounty on the non-native fish species with the aim of reducing the number that interbreed with treasured native Yellowstone cutthroat trout populations. Read More...  

Corps Says Willamette Valley Reservoirs Unlikely To Fill This Year
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
Willamette Valley reservoirs most likely will not fill this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week. Read More...  

State Study Finds Pesticides In Salmon Streams, But At Mostly Low Levels
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
Concentrations of pesticides found in salmon-bearing waters in five Washington State watersheds are low and generally below levels of concern for most pesticides, according to a report from the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Agriculture. Read More...  
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