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April 9, 2010

Low Flows Likely To Result In Less Water Spilled To Help Salmon Passage At Bonneville Dam
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
With Columbia River flows expected to remain at low levels over the next few weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will likely spill less water at times than is desired to provide juvenile salmon passage at Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

Late March, Early April Snowstorms May Be Too Little Too Late for Basin Water Supply
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Columbia-Snake river basin water supply forecasts continue to slip, though a spate of snowstorms in late March and early April has arrested the freefall, at least for now. Read More...  

Oregon, Fishing and Conservation Groups Say Court Should Decide Spill vs. Transport Issue
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The federal court, not the federal government, should decide whether spill for fish passage at three lower Snake River hydro projects will be ended by May 1, according to legal documents filed Wednesday for the state of Oregon and a coalition of fishing and conservation groups. Read More...  

Anglers Turn Out In Near-Record Numbers For Spring Chinook Harvest Despite Turbidity In Lower River
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Despite stormy weather that has roiled the lower Columbia River over the past week or so, anglers continue to haul in large numbers of fish from what is expected to be a record run of upriver spring chinook salmon. Read More...  

USFWS Reviewing ESA Listing Status for Kootenai River White Salmon, 68 Other Species
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday announced it is initiating five-year reviews of 69 species -- including endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon and Columbia pygmy rabbits and the threatened northern Idaho ground squirrel from the Columbia River Basin – that are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Hazing of Cormorants In Coastal Estuaries Intended To Protect Migrating Juvenile Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Hazing of double-crested cormorants that eat juvenile salmon and steelhead on their migration to sea began the first week of April in the Nehalem and Tillamook estuaries. Read More...  

New Study Shows Rising Water Temperatures In US Streams and Rivers
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
New research by a team of ecologists and hydrologists shows that water temperatures are increasing in many streams and rivers throughout the United States. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, documents that 20 major U.S. streams and rivers have shown statistically significant long-term warming. Read More...  

Fish and Wildlife Service Says ESA Protection for Big Lost River Whitefish Not Warranted
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday it won't classify the mountain whitefish in the Big Lost River as an endangered species, ending an environmental group's attempt to protect the fish. Read More...  


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