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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 4, 2001
May 4, 2001

1. CONSERVATION, FISHING GROUPS SUE NMFS OVER BIOP
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
A lawsuit filed Thursday asks the U.S. District Court to order the
federal government to rethink a Columbia Basin salmon recovery plan that
the plaintiffs say is rife with faulty scientific assumptions and doomed
to failure because of a lack of Bush Administration support for
implementation funding.
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2. BPA TO FUND PROJECTS "OFFSETTING" EMERGENCY RIVER OPS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration said it intends to launch within
days a fish and wildlife project solicitation intended to "offset"
adverse impacts of emergency hydrosystem operations on salmon and
steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act.

BPA officials have said that from $10 million to $20 million could be
made available for the effort.
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3. FEDS DECIDE ON MCNARY TRANSPORT, STILL MULLING SPILL
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Federal executives won't have a final Columbia River operations plan
ready until May 17, but they did promise decisions on four critical fish
operations by the end of this week. Of the four -- spring spill,
transportation of juveniles at McNary Dam, lowering Vernita Bar flows
and beginning a pulsing operation at Lower Granite Dam -- only two
decisions are made and a third is likely to receive attention today.
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4. HANFORD FLOWS TO BE REDUCED TO REFILL GRAND COULEE
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Vernita Bar Policy Group decided this week to begin ramping down
flows at Priest Rapids Dam beginning Monday, May 7. Columbia River flows
at the dam have been held at a fairly steady 65,000 cubic feet per
second in accordance with the Vernita Bar agreement to prevent emerging
Hanford Reach fall chinook fry from being stranded in pools at the
river's edge.
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4. HANFORD FLOWS TO BE REDUCED TO REFILL GRAND COULEE
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Vernita Bar Policy Group decided this week to begin ramping down
flows at Priest Rapids Dam beginning Monday, May 7. Columbia River flows
at the dam have been held at a fairly steady 65,000 cubic feet per
second in accordance with the Vernita Bar agreement to prevent emerging
Hanford Reach fall chinook fry from being stranded in pools at the
river's edge.
Read More...  

4. HANFORD FLOWS TO BE REDUCED TO REFILL GRAND COULEE
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Vernita Bar Policy Group decided this week to begin ramping down
flows at Priest Rapids Dam beginning Monday, May 7. Columbia River flows
at the dam have been held at a fairly steady 65,000 cubic feet per
second in accordance with the Vernita Bar agreement to prevent emerging
Hanford Reach fall chinook fry from being stranded in pools at the
river's edge.
Read More...  

5. ISAB CALLS FLOW AUGMENTATION WORTHY EXPERIMENT
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Flow "augmentation" via water releases from Snake River reservoirs and
those that feed the Snake should not be abandoned. But a fine-tuning of
research is needed to settle conclusively debates over the practice's
potential benefit to migrating fall chinook salmon, according to a panel
of independent scientists.
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6. CRITFC RIPS HATCHERY SURPLUS REPORT, ISAB
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Long wary of "so-called independent science committees," the head of the
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has called for the
disbanding of an 11-member group assembled to advise the Northwest Power
Planning Council and National Marine Fisheries Service on fish and
wildlife recovery issues.
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