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April 23, 2010

Upriver Spring Chinook "Washing In And Out" Of Lower River Select Fishing Areas
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The lower Columbia River is so crowded with spring chinook salmon that some are being bumped into off-channel areas where the spawning fish -- most headed for tributaries 100 and more miles upriver -- rarely wander. Read More...  

With Reservations, Feds Agree To Continue Spring Spill For Juvenile Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Federal agencies, following discussions with independent scientists and other Columbia River basin sovereigns, have opted to continue spilling water this spring at lower Snake hydro projects to provide that passage route for juvenile salmon and steelhead migrating toward the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

Economists Work On Financial Cost Of Zebra/Quagga Mussel Invasion In Columbia River Basin
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The potential biological and economic impacts of a zebra or quagga mussel invasion of the Columbia River basin could vary considerably depending on a dizzying number of factors, many of which have yet to be quantified, according to a draft summary of an investigation being carried out by the Independent Economic Advisory Board. Read More...  

Number of Spring Chinook Salmon Kept By Anglers In Lower Columbia River Already A Record
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Already this year, the sport fishing effort aimed at spring chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River -- 166,027 angler trips -- is the highest since 2002. Read More...  

Nine "Fast Track" Research, Monitoring, Evaluation Projects Set To Receive $21 Million Over 5 Years
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
A package of nine "fast track" research, monitoring and evaluation projects earned the endorsement of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council April 14. Read More...  

Oregon Sets Workshops On Recovery Plan For Lower Columbia Native Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on its recently released plan for the conservation and recovery of Oregon's native salmon and steelhead populations in the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

USFWS Changes ESA Listing For Oregon Chub In Willamette Valley From Endangered To Threatened
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today changed the Endangered Species Act classification of the Oregon chub from endangered to threatened, reflecting the species' rebound from the brink of extinction thanks to state, federal and private efforts. Read More...  

New Study Looks At How Local Air Movements In Mountains Affects Global Warming
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
A new study concludes that the future effects of global warming could be significantly changed over very small distances by local air movements in complex or mountainous terrain - perhaps doubling or even tripling the temperature increases in some situations. Read More...  

NRC: CO2 Emissions Causing Ocean Acidification To Progress At Unprecedented Rate
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The changing chemistry of the world's oceans is a growing global problem, says the summary of a congressionally requested study by the National Research Council, which adds that unless man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are substantially curbed, or atmospheric CO2 is controlled by some other means, the ocean will continue to become more acidic. Read More...  


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