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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 23, 2004
April 23, 2004

HANFORD FLOWS BACK ON TRACK AFTER FLUCTUATIONS
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 (PST)
Flows during the second week of April of Priest Rapids Dam resulted in fluctuations greater than allowed by the Hanford Reach Fall Chinook Protection Program agreement signed two weeks ago by Grant County Public Utility District and others. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE DAM FISH COUNTS NOW ABOVE 10-YEAR AVERAGE
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 (PST)
Anglers' opportunities will be limited for the balance of the season after one week's sport catch in the Columbia River mainstem witnessed a near doubling of that fishery's "impact" on the upriver spring chinook salmon run. Read More...  

WATER AVAILABILITY IN MONTANA RESERVOIRS STILL A QUESTION
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 (PST)
Northwest Montana's two major reservoirs are officially expected to
refill, but those predictions could whither if dry weather continues over
the next two months.
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MONTANA SUBBASIN PLANS IMPRESS SCIENCE PANELS
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 (PST)
Scientific review panels are "favorably impressed" with subbasin plans that
have been developed for the Flathead and Kootenai river basins.
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ANALYSIS: MORE PCB CLEANUP NEAR BONNEVILLE DAM NEEDED
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 (PST)
An analysis of sediment samples taken from the Columbia River following the removal of discarded electrical equipment shows PCB contamination persists upstream of the Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

CHANNEL DEEPENING BUDGET MONEY STILL UNDER CORPS REVIEW
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 (PST)
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., urged the Bush Administration this week to budget the $15 million needed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers so that it can begin its Columbia River channel deepening project next year. Read More...  

FEDERAL AGENCIES DELAY REDUCED SUMMER SPILL DECISION
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2004 (PST)
An anticipated amendment to a preliminary summer spill proposal at Columbia River dams was delayed this week by the Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The amended proposal, which had been expected by Wednesday of this week, is not likely to be ready for public review for at least one week.
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FEDERAL AGENCIES NEGOTIATE PLAN TO REDUCE SPRING SPILL
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 (PST)
Federal agencies in a meeting this week agreed to continue spring spill at two lower Snake River dams until Friday and to conduct a modified spill test at Lower Monumental Dam in May. Read More...  

LOW WATER PROMPTS BPA TO WITHDRAW MCNARY TURBINE PROPOSAL
Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 (PST)
An operation at McNary Dam that the Bonneville Power Administration said at the Technical Management Team meeting last week would produce up to $5 million more in revenues from increased generation during the spring and summer was withdrawn this week. Read More...  

UMATILLA TRIBES SAY WILL SUE IF SUMMER SPILL CURTAILED
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 (PST)
Saying that spilling water over dams is the safest route for juvenile salmon and steelhead, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation threatened this week to sue the federal government if summer spill at Columbia River dams is curtailed as proposed. Read More...  
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