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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 11, 2003
April 11, 2003

1. COUNCIL OKS MAINSTEM OPERATIONS AMENDMENT TO F&W PROGRAM
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Hard work, experimentation and compromise were the words uttered most often Thursday as the Northwest Power and Conservation Council caught its collective breath, and approved unanimously amendments to the Columbia/Snake river mainstem portion of its fish and wildlife program. Read More...  

2. BPA REFINANCING AND PREPAYING HIGHER INTEREST DEBT
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration is refinancing as much of its high interest U.S. Treasury debt as possible now, when market interest rates are low, and prepaying its higher cost federal debt.

Such moves, the agency said, will lower its debt payments and enhance its ability to borrow money in the future.
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3. RIVER MANAGERS AGREE TO BEGIN SPILL ON LOWER COLUMBIA DAMS
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
With a rising water supply forecast and juvenile fish already showing up at dams, the decision this week by the Technical Management Team to begin spill at four dams in the Lower Columbia River was made without challenge.

Federal, state and tribal fisheries managers proposed to federal operating agencies to begin spill at McNary, John Day, The Dalles and Bonneville dams and to start the spill Monday, April 14.
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4. LEGISLATION WOULD FREE REC BUREAU TO DO BIOP HABITAT WORK
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
A provision of the NOAA Fisheries 2000 biological opinion calls for the Bureau of Reclamation to begin implementing habitat projects, such as providing screens at irrigation diversions, but the agency must get congressional authorization before it can begin the work. That authorization could also bring with it additional money to address Northwest fish and wildlife issues. Read More...  

5. OCEAN SALMON FISHING SEASONS REFLECT RUN STRENGTH
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Sport and commercial salmon-fishing seasons set for Washington's waters this summer reflect the continued strength of many chinook and coho salmon stocks from Puget Sound to the Columbia River, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. Read More...  

6. COLUMBIA TRIBAL FISHERS HARVESTING CEREMONIAL FISH
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Tribal fishers are currently harvesting the first spring chinook salmon of the season in preparation for ceremonial events planned this week. A salmon feast at Celilo Village along the Columbia River is scheduled Saturday with annual Root Feasts on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and at the Longhouse at Satus, Wash., are planned Sunday. Read More...  

 

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