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May 5, 2005

BPA ISSUES DRAFT REPORT ON 2007-2009 RATE PERIOD COSTS
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
A draft "closeout" letter and report released this week by the Bonneville Power Administration identifies potential net cost savings of up to $80 million per year for the fiscal year 2007-2009 rate period. Read More...  

BPA SAYS FISH MANAGERS’ RECOVERY COST ESTIMATES TOO BROAD
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
Cost estimates that fish and wildlife managers suggested be plugged into the Bonneville Power Administration's power rate calculations for fiscal years 2007-2009 are "unrealistically broad in scope" in how they portray the federal power system's obligation and what its ratepayers should, or could, bear, according to the agency. Read More...  

SPRING CHINOOK RUN FORECAST DROPS TO BELOW 100,000 FISH
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
Treaty fishers have pulled in their nets and the state of Idaho has ended prematurely a sport fishing season on the lower Snake River because a projected upriver spring chinook salmon bounty has, at least through midweek, failed to materialize. Read More...  

RESEARCH BEGINS ON NON-LETHAL WAYS TO CHASE AWAY SEA LIONS
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
A multi-agency operation to research the effectiveness of non-injurious methods of hazing sea lions took place this week in the tailrace area immediately below Bonneville Dam as an attempt to disrupt the pinnipeds' pursuit of returning Columbia River spring chinook salmon. Read More...  

CORPS AWARDS CHANNEL DREDGING CONTRACT TO ILLINOIS CO.
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Thursday moved forward on the project to deepen the lower Columbia River shipping channel by three feet.

The Corps awarded an $8,738,500 contract to Illinois-based Great Lake Dredge and Dock Co. to maintain the 103.5-mile-long, 40-foot-deep Columbia River federal navigation channel between the mouth and Vancouver, Wash., as well as the six-mile-long channel across the Columbia River bar.
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RIVER MANAGERS INCREASE FLOWS FOR MIGRATING JUVENILE FISH
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
The Regional Forum's Technical Management Team agreed Wednesday to increase flows both from the Snake River Basin's Dworshak Dam in Idaho and central Washington's Grand Coulee Dam in an attempt to facilitate juvenile spring chinook salmon and steelhead movement toward the ocean. Read More...  

IDAHO PROFESSORS PART OF AMBITIOUS RIVER RESTORATION STUDY
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
Two University of Idaho professors participated in the nation’s most ambitious scientific effort to understand river restoration efforts that total nearly $1 billion in costs annually. Read More...  

USFWS RELEASES COST ESTIMATES OF BULL TROUT CRITICAL HABITAT
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday released analyses that estimate costs related to the conservation of the bull trout and its proposed critical habitat for three separate groupings of the federally protected fish species. Read More...  

FERC ASKED TO RULE ON KEY PROVISIONS FOR GRID WEST
Posted on Friday, May 06, 2005 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue a declaratory judgment on key provisions of Grid West, one of two competing efforts under way to improve the management and operation of the Northwest's transmission grid. Read More...  

 

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