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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 15, 2005
April 15, 2005

NEW STUDY LOOKS AT JUVENILE FISH STRANDING IN HANFORD REACH
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 (PST)
A study released this morning (April 15) concludes that flow fluctuations in the mid-Columbia River's Hanford reach due to dam operations cause significant mortality of juvenile fall chinook that rear there and that those impacts appear to be significantly greater than previously estimated. Read More...  

COUNCIL HEARS DETAILS OF LOW WATER OPERATIONS, FISH SURVIVAL
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 (PST)
Officials from the agencies that operate the federal Columbia River hydrosystem and sell its power met with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week to elaborate on earlier announcements about special actions to be taken this year in response to anticipated low water conditions. Read More...  

YEAR-TO-DATE FISH COUNTS AT BONNEVILLE LOWEST ON RECORD
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 (PST)
Despite year-to-date upriver spring chinook counts at Bonneville Dam that are the lowest on record, Oregon and Washington managers decided Wednesday to give sport anglers at least one more week of fishing on the Columbia River mainstem. Read More...  

ANALYSIS: SUMMER SPILL, FLOW CHANGES COULD COST $100 MILLION
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 (PST)
The gap is wide economically, perhaps $100 million or more, between planned summer federal Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem operations for salmon and steelhead in this anticipated "low flow" year and alternative operations begin sought in federal court. Read More...  

SCREAMER SHELLS SHOO SEA LION AWAY FROM FISH LADDERS
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 (PST)
Efforts to shoo an adventurous sea lion out of fish ladders at Bonneville Dam are, officially, 1-for-1, with the offending animal diving and disappearing after two "screamer shells" were fired over his head Wednesday morning. Read More...  

THREE HABITAT PROJECTS GET GO AHEAD; MORE REVIEW FOR OTHERS
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council sent three "Updated Proposed Action" projects ahead, but withheld its funding recommendation for five other projects pending further refinement called for by the Independent Scientific Review Panel. Read More...  

 

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