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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 3, 2002
May 3, 2002

1. SPRING CHINOOK FORECAST JUMPS WITH HIGH DAM COUNTS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
The 2002 spring chinook salmon return to the Columbia River has been a forecaster's nightmare, but it remains a fisherman's dream because the very worst scenario described to date still amounts to one of the biggest upriver counts on record. Read More...  

2. KITZHABER WARNS FEDS ON MISSING RECOVERY TARGETS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Oregon's governor on Tuesday again challenged the Northwest and country as a whole to attack the salmon recovery issue at full power or be turned down a road of social, economic and legal chaos that leads ultimately to dam breaching. Read More...  

3. RIVER OPERATORS FACING LOW FLOWS DURING FISH MIGRATION
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
While waiting for the spring runoff to begin, fisheries managers and dam operators are looking for water to keep river flow up near biological opinion flow targets.

After a week of cool and dry weather across the Northwest, river flows are dropping and threatening to stall the spring juvenile salmon and steelhead migration.
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4. CONCERNS RAISED OVER TANGLE NETS' IMPACT ON STEELHEAD
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
For the second consecutive year, the spring chinook salmon tangle net fishery on the Columbia and Willamette rivers is showing positive results in immediate survival, according to an interim report by Oregon and Washington fisheries agencies. In addition, a recently completed study on long-term survival is showing that adults caught in the tangle net and released are surviving in high numbers. Read More...  

5. PARTIES SETTLE LONG-RUNNING METHOW IRRIGATION DISPUTE
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
A central Washington irrigation system -- the center of a fish vs. farmer dispute since 1988 and beyond -- will be given a legal reprieve under a pair of agreements reached this week after intensive negotiations led, at times, by the regional chief of the National Marine Fisheries Service. Read More...  

6. CHANNEL DEEPENING NOT AMONG CORPS' SUSPENDED PROJECTS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will suspend about 150 public water projects -- about one-fifth of its projects that already have congressional approval -- while it reviews their economic justifications. The decision follows the Corps' announcement last week that it would suspend a $311 million project to deepen the Delaware River, a project that was widely criticized for its faulty economics. Read More...  

 

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