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May 16, 2008

Corps Moves Forward On Multi-Million Dollar Dalles Dam Juvenile Fish Passage Project
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 (PST)
Federal, state and tribal officials have yet to prioritize which research and construction projects will be funded in the fiscal year 2009 budget for the Columbia River Fish Mitigation program, but they'll have to fit their choices around construction of a second spillwall below The Dalles Dam. Read More...  

Council Recommends Funding For Lake Rufus Woods Stocking, 8 Other F&W Projects
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week recommended $247,465 in within-year funding adjustments for eight fish and wildlife projects, as well as a $464,000, two-year spending package to implement the Colville Tribes' Lake Rufus Woods creel survey and stocking proposal in central Washington. Read More...  

Draft EIS Considers Additional Water Allocations From Lake Roosevelt
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement that analyzes options for additional allocations of water currently stored behind Grand Coulee Dam. Read More...  

Officials 'Pretty Confident' Trapped Sea Lions’ Deaths Caused By Heat Prostration
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 (PST)
The death of six marine mammals found May 4 in two closed floating traps below the Columbia's Bonneville Dam was likely caused by overheating, according to the findings of a necropsy performed on each of the animals. Read More...  

Endangered Species Act 'Impact' Limits Forces Shutdown Of Columbia River Fish Harvest
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 (PST)
With the prospect of breaching newly established Endangered Species Act "incidental take" limits, the states of Oregon and Washington and treaty tribes have all but ended, for now, Columbia River mainstem fish harvest activity. Read More...  

Council Allows More Time To Assess Success Of John Day River Habitat Project
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Fish and Wildlife Committee on Tuesday decided, in some corners begrudgingly, to give a long-running John Day River subbasin habitat project another chance to prove the work is improving the health of salmon and steelhead stocks. Read More...  


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