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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 03, 2009
April 03, 2009

New Water Supply Forecast Still Well Below Normal Though Big Gains In Snake Basin
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The Columbia River basin water supply forecast for spring and summer remains well below normal despite a March battering by a steady stream of storms. Read More...  

Spring Chinook Return Over Bonneville Again Later Than Usual; Is It The Sea Lions?
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Apparently for the fifth year in a row spawning upriver spring chinook salmon are biding their time before launching themselves up and over the fish ladders at Bonneville Dam, the first hydro project they encounter on the Columbia River. Read More...  

Bureau Picks 'No Action' As Preferred Alternative In Yakima Water Storage Study
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The Bureau of Reclamation announced this morning (April 3) that it has concluded the Yakima River Basin Water Storage Feasibility Study and that none of the action alternatives evaluated met federal criteria for an economically and environmentally sound water project. Read More...  

State Biologists Capture Eight More Sea Lions Below Bonneville Dam
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
An ongoing effort by Oregon and Washington biologists to trap and remove salmon-eating California sea lions from the area below Bonneville Dam yielded eight of the marine mammals this week. Read More...  

Bonneville 'Corner Collector' Opens Today For Steelhead Kelt, Juvenile Salmon Passage
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Changed conditions will allow an early opening after all of the "corner collector" at Bonneville Dam's second powerhouse to provide a safer passage route for spawned-out steelhead kelt and for any early migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead that approach the hydro project. Read More...  

March's Wet Weather Impacts Dworshak Reservoir Operations For Flood Control, Fish
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
An off-again, on-again precipitation pattern this winter has made water supply forecasters' jobs tougher than ever, and has also complicated storage reservoir management for multiple uses – fish flow augmentation, flood control, hydro production and recreation. Read More...  

Obama Nominates Colorado Attorney For Assistant Secretary Overseeing Reclamation
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
President Obama this week said he intends to nominate Denver attorney Anne Castle to be assistant secretary of the Interior for Water and Science. Read More...  

NOAA Report Calls Flame Retardants Concern To U.S. Coastal Ecosystems
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
NOAA scientists, in a first-of-its-kind report issued this week, say that Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), chemicals commonly used in commercial goods as flame retardants since the 1970s, are found in all United States coastal waters and the Great Lakes, with elevated levels near urban and industrial centers. Read More...  

White Sturgeon Catch Rates Has States Setting Fishing Closure Dates
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The states of Oregon and Washington set season closure dates for white sturgeon retention in the Columbia River above The Dalles and John Day dams. Read More...  

Alaska Increases SE Alaska Chinook Quota For 2009 Under Pacific Salmon Treaty
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game this week announced that the abundance-based management system of the Pacific Salmon Treaty provides an all-gear Southeast Alaska chinook salmon harvest quota of 218,800 fish for 2009. Read More...  
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