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April 16, 2010

Independent Science Panel Suggests Mixed Strategy Of Transportation, Spill For Salmon
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
A spread-the-risk strategy -- spilling water at Columbia River hydro projects to ease in-river passage and the collecting and transporting young fish downriver aboard barges -- remains the best approach, according to the Independent Scientific Advisory Panel. Read More...  

Tribes, States Sign Agreement Allowing Tribal Salmon Fishing Below Bonneville Dam
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Tribal fishers from the Umatilla and Warm Springs Indian tribes are expected to start fishing this weekend for subsistence purposes in a four-mile stretch of the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam, according to a memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday by the two tribes and the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife. Read More...  

Anglers Meet Spring Chinook 'Guideline' But Expected Record Numbers Allow Another Weekend Of Fishing
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Anglers will get another weekend of fishing on the lower Columbia River despite bumping up against an early-season spring chinook salmon catch "guideline" due to a high level of effort and high catch rates. Read More...  

Record Number Of Steller Sea Lions Stealing Salmon From Smaller California Sea Lions
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
With spring chinook counts at Bonneville Dam beginning to mount in recent days, so has the occurrence of sea lions, which haunt the area below the hydro project to plunder spawning salmon, and each other. Read More...  

Analysis Says Electricity Supply Should Remain Stable In Spite Of Below-Average Water Supply
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest electricity supply will remain adequate throughout the spring and summer despite a Columbia River basin water supply that is expected to be far below average, according to an analysis by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Low Reservoir Level At Dworshak Means Less Cold Water For Summer Flows
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
With little chance of reservoir refill, use of one of the most precious tools of Columbia River basin salmon managers -- cool water held back by west-central Idaho's Dworshak Dam -- likely will be limited this year. Read More...  

More Public Input Sought Before Tribes Use Gill Netting To Control Lake Trout In Flathead Lake
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal officials said they are backing off plans for gill netting on Montana's Flathead Lake and are willing to consider other methods for suppressing lake trout. Read More...  

Water Availability Appears Sufficient To Release Water At Libby Dam In June For Kootenai River Sturg
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
With a boost from recent precipitation, it appears that spilling water for Kootenai River white sturgeon is still on track at Libby Dam in Montana. Read More...  

Off-Shore Recreational, Commercial Salmon Seasons Adopted For Oregon, California, Washington
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The Pacific Fishery Management Council on Thursday adopted a set of salmon seasons that provides both recreational and commercial opportunities coastwide for the first time since 2007. Read More...  

CBB Shorts
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
CBB Shorts: Snake Tribs Water Quality; Sagegrouse Protection; Spring Creek Hatchery Improvements; Wolverine Protection; Interior Habitat Grants For NW Read More...  


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