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May 15, 2009

Redden Letter To Parties Urges Changes To “Make This BiOp Work”
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
A federal judge says more funding commitments, higher guaranteed river flows, additional scientific analysis and another look at the breaching of four dams on the lower Snake River may be needed to shore up, and make legal, the federal government's Columbia River basin salmon protection plan. Read More...  

Tribes Get Go-Ahead To Move Forward On $40 Million Chief Joseph Hatchery
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation got the go-ahead Wednesday to complete final design for the construction of a salmon hatchery below central Washington's Grand Coulee Dam. Read More...  

Jack Count Huge This Year, But Still Reliable For Forecasting Next Year's Run?
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
All signs point toward a massive return of upriver spring chinook salmon to the Columbia-Snake river system next year.

Or do they?
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Low Spring Chinook Return To Date Crimps Salmon, Shad, Steelhead Fishing
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
For the second year in a row Oregon and Washington officials have been forced to stop, limit or not open fisheries because upriver spring chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River are much lower than expected. Read More...  

Record Numbers Of Caspian Terns Nesting At East Sand Island; Hazed At Rice Island
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
It appears that an anticipated growth spurt in the East Sand Island Caspian tern colony has arrived. Read More...  

Dworshak Compromise Uses Some Water For Spring Migration, Saves Some For Returning Adults
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Precious water behind west-central Idaho's Dworshak Dam has been at the center of a tug of war over the past two weeks between competing, though mutual, biological interests. Read More...  

UW Research: 20 Percent Snowpack Decline For Each Degree Of Temperature Increase
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
New research indicates that a warmer climate has a significant effect on the snowpack, as measured by water content on April 1, even if other factors keep year-to-year measurements close to normal for a period of years. Read More...  

Western Congressional Members, CRITFC Urge Restoration Of Pacific Salmon Fund
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) led a delegation of West Coast congressional members in sending a letter to key Obama administration officials urging them to restore funding for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Read More...  

Sea Lions Trapped At Astoria, Bonneville Dam, Three Euthanized For Health Reasons
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
State fish and game crews this week trapped two California sea lions in Astoria near the mouth of the Columbia River and captured three others 146 miles upstream at Bonneville as part of an effort to reduce the big marine mammals' predation on salmon spawners. Read More...  

Stakeholders Gather To Discuss Ways To Reduce Columbia River Basin Toxins
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Hoping to generate ideas from stakeholders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday facilitated the first Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction Workshop since releasing its State of the River Report in January. Read More...  
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