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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 18, 2003
April 18, 2003

1. DRAFT OPINION CALLS FOR REWORKING BIOP; ARGUMENTS MONDAY
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The federal judge presiding in a lawsuit that challenges federal salmon recovery strategies in the Columbia Basin this week issued a "draft opinion" that would -- if it were his final call -- force the agencies involved to rework the plan commonly referred to as the Biological Opinion, or "BiOp." Read More...  

2. MARCH PRECIPITATION GIVES MOST OF BASIN A BOOST
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
March precipitation that in some areas of the Columbia-Snake river basin totaled as much as 200 percent of average did not erase an overall moisture deficit, but it did provide some flexibility for those who will be doling out water in the coming months for irrigation, power generation and to help migrating fish. Read More...  

3. CORPS TO KEEP SNAKE RIVER POOLS UP FOR TUG OPERATIONS
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Hydro operating agencies and to a lesser extent fisheries agencies agreed this week that operations at lower Snake River reservoirs will remain at higher than the minimum operating pools (MOP) in order to give tugboat operators the depth they need to navigate certain sections of the river. Read More...  

4. SURPRISES KEEP 2003 FISH RUN COUNTS A GUESSING GAME
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The 2003 return of so-called Columbia River "upriver" spring chinook salmon will be strong, but just how strong is anyone's guess. Read More...  

5. SPORT FISHERS GET ANOTHER FOUR DAYS IN LOWER COLUMBIA
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Fisheries officials this week pushed up their estimate of this year's upriver spring chinook salmon return thus allowing sport anglers to fish the lower Columbia River for the prized salmon for at least another four days. Read More...  

6. ODFW COMMISSION ADOPTS WOLF MANAGEMENT PLANNING PROCESS
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a planning process that allows it to move ahead on a course toward adopting a wolf conservation management plan later this year.

The process includes appointing a citizen advisory committee, as it did when considering its contentious Native Fish Conservation Policy.
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