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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 11, 2001
May 11, 2001

1. BPA-PUD SPILL PLAN FAILS TO GAIN REGIONAL SUPPORT
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
A proposal to begin spilling water now at lower Columbia River hydro
projects to improve passage for a building juvenile salmon and steelhead
migration hit a snag Friday (today) when the Bonneville Power
Administration and Grant County Public Utility District failed to win
regional support for the plan.
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1. BPA-PUD SPILL PLAN FAILS TO GAIN REGIONAL SUPPORT
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
A proposal to begin spilling water now at lower Columbia River hydro
projects to improve passage for a building juvenile salmon and steelhead
migration hit a snag Friday (today) when the Bonneville Power
Administration and Grant County Public Utility District failed to win
regional support for the plan.
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2. CRAPO PLAN GETS SUPPORT FROM OREGON'S SMITH, KITZHABER
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Two Oregon leaders are supporting a plan by Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, to
make Northwest salmon recovery a national priority and boost federal
funding by $400 million next year.

Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., this week gave his endorsement, and Gov. John
Kitzhaber praised the overall $688 million plan, which Crapo announced
on May 3.
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3. RIVER MANAGERS STRUGGLE WITH ENERGY, WATER CONSTRAINTS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
With drought a near certainty, fishery managers and hydro operators are
trying to broker a deal that frees any amount of water that would help
move migrating Snake River juvenile salmon through the Lower Granite Dam
reservoir and improve migration conditions in the lower Snake River.
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4. RESEARCHERS TESTING NEW "TANGLE" NETS FOR GILL-NETTERS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The pickings have been somewhat meager to date, but state fishery
officials are hoping that an ongoing "tangle" or "tooth" net
experimental fishery will yield information that allows commercial
gill-net salmon fishers to regain a foothold in the Columbia River.
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5. UTILITY CURBS RELEASES FROM FLATHEAD LAKE
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Worried that Flathead Lake will fall short of refilling, Pennsylvania
Power and Light Montana officials are curbing releases at Kerr Dam,
possibly in violation of their federal license.

The company has been struggling with the realities of drought, while
trying to balance conflicting license conditions above and below the dam
at the foot of Flathead Lake.
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