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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 18, 2001
May 18, 2001

1. BPA BEGINS LIMITED FISH SPILL AT LOWER COLUMBIA DAMS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration began spilling water at two lower
Columbia River dams this week to help juvenile salmon safely negotiate
the dams on their journey to the ocean.

The federal power marketing agency made the decision to begin spill
despite not having a final assurance from Grant County Public Utility
District that it could trade spill for power later in the spring and
summer.
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2. METHOW AGREEMENT TO ALLOW HATCHERY FISH TO SPAWN
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The term "surplus hatchery fish" has, at least for this year, has been
erased from the Methow Basin salmon management dictionary following a
landmark agreement that focuses on the collection of local, naturally
spawning spring chinook to replenish hatchery egg banks and lets
unneeded hatchery stocks seek a spawning niche in the river's mainstem.
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3. LOCKE SIGNS BILL ON HATCHERY SPAWNERS; BANS CLUBBING
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
A bill that sponsors say would allow more hatchery salmon to spawn
naturally and require the state to use hatchery salmon eggs to replenish
fish runs was signed into law late Tuesday by Washington Gov. Gary Locke
over the protestations of the federal agency charged with protecting and
rebuilding "wild" salmon and steelhead runs.
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4. ALCOA, BPA INK AGREEMENT IN EFFORT TO REDUCE LOAD, RATES
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration Wednesday announced an agreement
with Alcoa that will curtail operations at the Alcoa Ferndale (Intalco)
plant for up to two years and compensate workers in the interim.
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5. BUSH ENERGY PLAN: STREAMLINE HYDRO LICENSING
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
In announcing his much anticipated energy plan, President George Bush on
Thursday did not propose short-term measures to address high electricity
prices and drought in the Northwest.
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