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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 4, 2003
April 4, 2003

1. BIOP INTERPRETATION LEADS TO SNAKE RIVER SPILL FOR FISH
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Columbia River Basin power and fish managers decided Thursday that spill at hydroelectric projects as well as transportation of juvenile salmon around dams would begin dams this week. Read More...  

2. FISHING TOO GOOD TOO EARLY; ESA IMPACT LIMITS CRIMP SEASONS
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Columbia River mainstem fishers, both recreational and commercial, are keeping their fingers crossed that a strong early showing of upriver spring chinook salmon is a portend of a much larger adult return than had been forecast. Read More...  

3. FEDERAL JUDGE RULES OREGON WATER QUALITY PLAN INVALID
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Federal approval of Oregon's 1996 water quality plan was deemed largely invalid by a U.S. District Court decision this week.

That sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NOAA Fisheries and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality back to the drawing board to come up with a timeline within 30 days on how the agencies will fix the discrepancies.
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4. COUNCIL'S DRAFT FLOW POLICY SHIFTS TOWARD EXPERIMENTATION
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The public record has closed, but deliberations go on as the Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Council tries to settle on its vision of how it would like federal agencies to operate the federal Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem for the best benefit of fish and wildlife. Read More...  

5. HANFORD REACH FALL CHINOOK EMERGENCE PREDICTED TO BE EARLY
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Fall chinook will emerge from gravel along the 51-mile long Hanford Reach earlier than normal this year due to warmer water in the mid-Columbia River. Grant County Public Utility District is predicting emergence will be complete by April 25, more than two weeks earlier than in 2000 and 2001. Read More...  

6. COUNCIL APPROVES $336,795 FOR YAKIMA SUBBASIN PLANNING
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council last week approved the work strategy for development of a Yakima fish and wildlife subbasin plan that could cost as much as $336,795. Read More...  

 

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