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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 19, 2006
May 19, 2006

LAWSUIT CHALLENGES LIBBY DAM STURGEON BIOLOGICAL OPINION
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s recently issued biological opinion for operations at Libby Dam in northwestern Montana. Read More...  

HOT WEATHER, SNOWPACK COMBINE TO MAKE STURGEON FLOWS
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
Nature has played right into the hands of federal agencies this week who began implementation of a "flow pulse" from Montana's Libby Dam intended to trigger Kootenai River white sturgeon's spawning movements. Read More...  

MONTANA WANTS CHANGES TO SUMMER RESERVOIR DRAWDOWNS
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
Montana this week pressed regional hydro and fish managers for a more gradual drawdown of Montana reservoirs during this year’s salmon migration season. Read More...  

FISH MANAGERS INCREASE RUN FORECAST TO ABOUT 100,000 FISH
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
Sport and commercial fisheries resumed this week on the lower Columbia River mainstem, justified by a rising Bonneville Dam spring chinook salmon count that now portends a return of better than 100,000 adult fish. Read More...  

STATES OPEN SNAKE RIVER FOR CHINOOK FISHING THIS WEEKEND
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
Idaho anglers will have a spring chinook salmon season this year.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Thursday approved a limited spring chinook salmon season, opening Saturday May 20 on the Upper Snake River in Hells Canyon, Lower Salmon River, Clearwater River, including the North and South forks, and the Little Salmon River.
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GROUPS DEMAND CHANGES TO CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATIONS
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
Critical habitat designations established for 19 protected West Coast salmon and steelhead stocks late last summer have flawed legal, biological and economic foundations, according to a legal warning fired early this month by agriculture, water user and homebuilder groups. Read More...  

IDAHO PAYS ANGLERS TO SNAG PEND OREILLE ‘BOWS, LAKE TROUT
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
In Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho, populations of predatory fish species, particularly rainbow trout and lake trout, are too high to be sustained by the declining kokanee salmon population. Read More...  

FISH-FRIENDLY CULVERTS BRING COHO BACK TO PORTLAND CREEK
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PST)
Local, state and federal entities across the Columbia River basin have made fish passage restoration a key tool in helping boost salmon and steelhead populations. Read More...  

 

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