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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 6, 2001
April 6, 2001

1. BPA DECLARES EMERGENCY, PUTS HOLD ON SPILL
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Continued drought-like weather, near record low river flows and the West
Coast power shortage aligned this week, causing the Bonneville Power
Administration to conclude that the impact on the power system of
spilling water through dam spillways to aid fish passage would be too
negative.

Therefore, BPA instead declared a power system emergency and announced
it would not spill at dams at least beyond next week.
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2. COUNCIL FAVORS LESS SPILL, MAXIMUM FISH
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
A Northwest Power Planning Council biological analysis released this
week suggests that in 2001 -- with Columbia and Snake river flows
predicted at near-record lows -- barging most juvenile salmon and
steelhead through the federal hydrosystem will result in survival as
high or higher than if the fish were left in the river to migrate.
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3. ISAB SUGGESTS TESTING SURFACE SPILL OPTIONS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
With all signs pointing to a reduction in the amount of water normally
spilled at Columbia Basin hydroelectric projects to help migrating
juvenile salmon, a panel of scientists is suggesting that decision
makers utilize spill methods which use less of the precious liquid.
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4. NMFS BIOP ASKS FOR MCNARY FISH TRANSPORT
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The National Marine Fisheries Service is completing a biological opinion
that would allow collection and transportation of juvenile salmon smolts
at McNary Dam. Although federal executives have not made a decision to
begin barging at the dam, NMFS said that having the BiOp in hand gives
them the flexibility to begin when the decision is made.
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5. EASTERN CONGRESSMEN DELAY OPPOSITION TO FISH CREDIT
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Two Eastern congressmen have agreed to meet with Northwest House members
before opposing the Bonneville Power Administration's plan to take a
credit from the U.S. Treasury for power costs related to Columbia Basin
salmon recovery.
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6. SPRING CHINOOK RETURN KEEPS COUNTERS BUSY
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
A 2001 Columbia Basin upriver spring chinook salmon run expected to set
a modern day record is, indeed, passing Bonneville Dam counters at an
unprecedented pace.

"All of the counts so far are much higher than anything in our data
sets," said Mike Matylewich of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish
Commission ...
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