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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 22, 2003
May 22, 2003

1. OREGON PROPOSES CHANGES TO CORPS' CHANNEL DREDGING PLAN
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
The state of Oregon is reopening public comment in its review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' $133.6 million plan to deepen the Columbia River shipping channel by three feet.

At the same time, the state is floating a complicated new proposal that would alter the Corps' plan to restore shallow water habitat in the lower Columbia River estuary.
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2. BONNEVILLE TERMINATES ENRON CONTRACTS, SAVES $40 MILLION
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has reached an agreement with representatives of Enron's creditors terminating all remaining contracts with the bankrupt company.

BPA estimates the action will reduce a proposed 15 percent wholesale rate increase by about 2 percent.
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3. HARVEST MANAGERS DO THE MATH WITH SPORT, COMMERCIAL, WILD
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Oregon and Washington fishery managers on Monday exhibited their math skills as they tried to keep a mainstem Columbia River sport fleet afloat and maximize a targeted, commercial spring chinook salmon fishery. Read More...  

4. FISHERY MANAGERS SEEK CHANGE IN HANFORD REACH OPERATIONS
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Northwest fisheries managers over the last couple of weeks have asked federal agencies, Grant County Public Utility District and other mid-Columbia River dam operators to modify their dam operations to reduce the size of flow fluctuations at Priest Rapids Dam that they say is causing increased mortality of fall chinook fry emerging and rearing along Hanford Reach. Read More...  

5. ENERGY BILL DEALS WITH HYDRO REFORMS, BPA TRANSMISSION
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Senate is expected to begin debate next week on a comprehensive energy bill that would enact controversial hydroelectric relicensing reforms and expand federal rate-setting authority over the Bonneville Power Administration's transmission system. Read More...  

6. NORTON ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR DEALING WITH WATER CONFLICTS
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Chronic water supply problems in the West are one of the greatest challenges facing the nation in the coming decades, Secretary Gail Norton said today in announcing her proposal to help communities predicted to experience conflicts over water during the next 25 years even in the absence of drought. Read More...  

 

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