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April 17, 2009

Deschutes Salmon Plan Hits Snag With Lake Billy Chinook Fish Passage Structure Breaking Apart
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
A key piece of the upper Deschutes River's salmon restoration effort -- a 573,000-pound, 140-foot-long steel conduit -- separated Saturday evening with roughly half sinking to the bottom of central Oregon's Lake Billy Chinook. Read More...  

Parties To Pursue Yakima Basin Water Supply Options; State Evaluations Conclude In May
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Dreams of a huge new store of water -- Black Rock Reservoir – to quench central Washington's thirst are a thing of the past, but stakeholders are regrouping in an attempt to solve the region's water supply problems. Read More...  

Four 'Fish Accord' Projects Get Science, Council Nod For Moving Forward
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Tuesday recommended that the next steps – ranging from further explorations to actual construction -- be funded for four "accord" fish and wildlife projects. Read More...  

Interior Stimulus Funds Includes $125 Million For Improving Basin Irrigation, Hatcheries
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
A $1 billion economic "stimulus" package announced Wednesday aims to help repair the West's water infrastructure and help address long-term water supply challenges. Read More...  

Fish Returns Late But Below Bonneville Dam Spring Chinook Angler Trips Way Up Over '08
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Spring chinook sport fishing on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam is projected to continue through April 22 as planned, based on preliminary in-season catch estimates updated this week by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

USFWS Confirms Lamb Killings In Eastern Oregon Caused By Wolves
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that a wolf or wolves were responsible for killing a number of lambs on two occasions between April 9 and April 13 on a privately owned ranch east of Baker City, Ore. Read More...  

EPA Stimulus Funds Puts $10-25 Million Into Coeur d'Alene Basin Superfund Cleanup
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced $10 million to $25 million in new funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Bunker Hill Superfund site near Kellogg, Idaho. Read More...  

Regional Energy Leaders Discuss Plan For Implementing 'Smart Grid'
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Top energy decision-makers in the region gathered at a workshop Tuesday to begin putting together a Northwest plan for implementing "Smart Grid." Read More...  


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