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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 30, 2010
April 30, 2010

2010 Sea Lion Salmon Predation Breaking Records; Large Number of Newcomers
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The dynamics continue to change below Bonneville Dam, with most Steller sea lions drifting away from the dam and more California sea lions drifting into the hydro project's tailwaters in what is shaping up to be a record pursuit of spawning upriver spring chinook salmon. Read More...  

Upper Deschutes Basin Salmon, Steelhead Responding To Underwater Tower/Collection Facility
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Young fish that have long been waiting for an exit are suddenly streaming into the newly created fish collection facility at central Oregon's Round Butte Dam to await transport downstream and a continuation of their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

PGE, Warm Springs Tribes' Deschutes Salmon Passage Project Finalist For Electric Industry's Top Hono
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
Portland General Electric and its innovative Deschutes River salmon passage project were named Monday by the Edison Electric Institute as one of six finalists for the Edison Award, the electricity industry's highest honor. Read More...  

Next Two Weeks Key In Determining If Upriver Spring Chinook Run A Record Maker
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
With strong, though not eye-popping, numbers pouring over the lower Columbia River's Bonneville Dam, the jury's still out on whether this year's of "upriver" spring chinook salmon run will approach the record. Read More...  

Hot Sturgeon Fishing Spot At Rooster Rock Closed Due To High Catch Rates
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
In order to avoid an early closure of a large chunk of the lower Columbia River, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington on Monday decided to close a shallow slough above Oregon's Rooster Rock State Park where white sturgeon tend to congregate and create easy pickings for anglers. Read More...  

Northern Pikeminnow Fishery Reward Program Starts Saturday; $4 To $8 Per Fish
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
It's time to get hooked on the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program, which kicks off Saturday, May 1, in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers, say promoters of the annual effort to catch predatory fish that zero in on juvenile salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

USFWS Recommends 'Best Practices' To Minimize Impacts To Declining Pacific Lamprey
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week released the "Best Management Practices to Minimize Adverse Effects to Pacific Lamprey." Read More...  

Yakima River Watershed Toxics Project Identifies Sources Of Contamination To Surface Water
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (PST)
A check-up of water quality conditions in the Yakima River watershed has identified additional sources of toxic contamination to surface waters, and confirmed that changes in agricultural practices have lessened the amount of pollution coming from irrigation runoff. Read More...  

 

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