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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 29, 2005
April 29, 2005

NORTHERN PIKEMINNOW BOUNTY PROGRAM BEGINS MAY 2
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
A program that pays recreational anglers to harvest northern pikeminnow from portions of the Columbia River system begins May 2. Read More...  

BIOP GETS DAYLONG HEARING; REDDEN OFFERS NO HINTS ON DECISION
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
During a daylong hearing Wednesday U.S. District Court Judge James Redden gave no hints of his leanings as attorneys for federal, state, and tribal governments, utilities, irrigators and river users debated the merits of the federal government's Columbia/Snake hydrosystem salmon protection plan. Read More...  

FEDS ARGUE AGAINST PROPOSAL TO INCREASE SUMMER SPILL, FLOW
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
Federal attorneys last week told a federal court that a legal proposal to increase spill at Snake and Columbia river dams this summer and augment river flows would likely bring more harm than good to migrating juvenile salmon. Read More...  

FISH RUN PICKING UP, BUT STILL LIKELY FAR BELOW FORECAST
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
Despite an upriver spring chinook run that has recently begun to show signs of life, Oregon and Washington fish managers this week left the closure in place on both sport and commercial fisheries on the Columbia River mainstem and in off-channel "select areas." Read More...  

‘SOUND FENCE’ AT BONNEVILLE DAM DETERRING SEA LIONS
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
A "sound fence" erected last week in front of Bonneville Dams fish ladders seems to have accomplished its task, at least for now, of keeping invading sea lions out of the structure while allowing a growing pulse of upriver spring chinook salmon to swim upstream towards spawning grounds and hatcheries. Read More...  

NW GOVERNORS MEET ON DROUGHT, COLUMBIA RIVER ISSUES
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
Governors Christine Gregoire of Washington, Dirk
Kempthorne of Idaho, Ted Kulongoski of Oregon and Brian Schweitzer of
Montana Thursday outlined what came out of their joint meeting in Spokane
Wednesday.
Read More...  

UW PROGRAM GETS GRANT TO STUDY FLUCTUATING SALMON RUNS
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
The University of Washington Alaska Salmon Program, the world's longest-running effort to monitor salmon and their ecosystems, has received nearly $2.4 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to expand its sampling scope and sophistication. Read More...  

APPEALS COURT REVERSES LOWER COURT IN IDAHO BULL TROUT CASE
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
A decision last week in United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a lower court decision that required the Verl Jones family to stop diverting water from a central Idaho creek and orders that the facts in the case be reconsidered. Read More...  

EARLY TESTS OF NEW TURBINES SHOW IMPROVED FISH SURVIVAL
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2005 (PST)
According to preliminary research data, survival rates for juvenile fish is expected to improve with the installation of advanced turbines at Grant Public Utility District’s Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River. Read More...  

 

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