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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 8, 2005
April 8, 2005

UPRIVER RUN STILL NOT CROSSING BONNEVILLE; FISHING ON HOLD
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
The lower Columbia River commercial fleet has been docked until fishery managers see evidence that the anticipated upriver spring chinook salmon run is somewhere close to forecasts. Read More...  

BIOP’S PLAN FOR DRY YEARS TO GUIDE SPRING HYDRO OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
For this low-water spring season, federal hydro operations on the Columbia and Snake rivers will be guided by the plan for dry years as set out in the 2004 biological opinion for Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

OFFICIALS FORMING PLAN TO MOVE SEA LION OUT OF FISH LADDER
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
Federal, state and tribal officials meet today to, hopefully, cement a plan for shooing an adventurous young sea lion from the fish ladders at Bonneville Dam at a time when those passage routes are normally clogged with migrating spring chinook salmon. Read More...  

4. BPA CRAFTING PROJECTED FISH COSTS FOR 2007-2009 RATE PERIOD
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
With less than two months remaining before they intend to issue a "closeout" letter detailing expected costs for the 2007-2009 rate period, Bonneville Power Administration officials continued this week to take input on fish and wildlife expenditures that, at least for now, are estimated at $691.6 million per year. Read More...  

5. SITING THIRD RSW: ARE MORE TESTS NEEDED BEFORE DECISION?
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
A spring test of spill survival at the lower Snake River's Lower Monumental Dam --scheduled, then scrubbed because of low water conditions -- may yet be implemented if researchers show it will yield information pertinent to the siting of a "removable spillway weir" at the facility. Read More...  

NOAA: COLUMBIA RIVER GREEN STURGEON DON’T WARRANT LISTING
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service this week filed with the Federal Register a proposed rule to list North American green sturgeon south of the Eel River, Calif. (southern distinct population segment or DPS) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

NOAA CONSIDERS ESA LISTING FOR PUGET SOUND STEELHEAD
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service has accepted a Washington state citizen’s petition to list Puget Sound steelhead under the federal Endangered Species Act, saying that the petition describes significant short- and long-term downward trends for steelhead in a wide range of rivers emptying into the sound. Read More...  

THREE COLUMBIA BASIN PROJECTS RECEIVE STEWARDSHIP AWARDS
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
Three of ten hydropower projects recognized by the National Hydropower Association for “outstanding environmental stewardship efforts” are in the Columbia River Basin. Read More...  

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS CAN BEGIN ON PRIEST RAPIDS LICENSING
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 (PST)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced that Grant PUD’s application for a new operating license for the Priest Rapids Project, which includes both Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams on the Columbia River, is ready for environmental analysis. Read More...  

 

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