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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 21, 2006
April 21, 2006

TWO SEA LION GRATES MIGHT BE PULLED TO SEE IF BLOCKING FISH
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 (PST)
With time slipping by and upriver spring chinook salmon counts at the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam lingering at historic lows, salmon managers this week pressed for a test removal of structures new on the scene that they speculate could be delaying passage. Read More...  

FEDS, IDAHO, NEZ PERCE, IRRIGATORS DEFEND UPPER SNAKE BIOP
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden last week was asked to validate a federal approach for assessing upper Snake River irrigation projects' effects on protected salmon and steelhead, and withhold judgment on the nuts and bolts of that biological opinion until related legal processes have played out. Read More...  

LAKE ROOSEVELT FORUM DISCUSSES RESERVOIR DRAWDOWN IMPACTS
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 (PST)
The Spokane Tribe and others affected by the repeated rising and falling of north-central Washington's Lake Roosevelt have long chaffed at perceived inequities in how the huge reservoir is managed. Read More...  

LAKE ROOSEVELT FORUM GETS UPDATE ON CONTAMINATION STUDY
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 (PST)
Despite legal battles raging in the background about responsibility and costs, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to push ahead with its evaluation of whether pollution in the upper Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt in Washington poses enough risk to warrant designation of the area as a Superfund site. Read More...  

LOWER GRANITE FISH BARGING BEGINS; OTHER DAMS SET NEXT WEEK
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 (PST)
The Army Corps of Engineers began collecting and barging migrating juvenile salmonids at the Snake River’s Lower Granite Dam this week, but will hold off smolt transportation at two downstream dams until next week. Read More...  

SPILL PATTERNS TO BE ALTERED TO INCREASE TOWBOAT SAFETY
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 (PST)
The Technical Management Team Wednesday agreed to alter spill patterns at certain times at Lower Granite Dam to improve safety to tow operators. Read More...  

 

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