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May 29, 2009

Obama Administration Officials Discuss BiOp, Salmon Science With States, Tribes
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Top officials traveled west this week to continue the Obama Administration's examination of a legally beleaguered strategy for assuring that federal dams in the Columbia River basin don't jeopardize the survival of protected salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Chinook Return Up Slightly, Jacks Set Record; Complaints Over Early Non-Indian Sport Catch
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The latest forecast of 2009's adult upriver spring chinook salmon return has brightened slightly, raising hope that the mainstem Columbia River's recreational steelhead fishery can be opened sooner than June 15. Read More...  

Dworshak Dam's Largest Turbine Out; Impacts Flow Aug For Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The largest of three turbine generating units at central Idaho's Dworshak Dam will be idled for at least a month, and could stay down for more than a year. Read More...  

Sea Lion Trapping Ends; 20 Caught With 10 Euthanized, 6 Released, 4 Relocated
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Both California and Steller sea lions have exited their salmon smorgasbord below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam as nature has, apparently, called them to their breeding grounds elsewhere. Read More...  

States' Efforts Aim To Keep Invasive Mussels From Columbia Basin Waters, Infrastructure
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The threat seems ever closer -- and more and more effort and money is being expended to try ward off an invasion of zebra and/or quagga mussels that could potentially paralyze the Columbia River basin's vast hydro system, city water works, irrigation systems and other infrastructure. Read More...  

Pacific Salmon Recovery Funds Restored In Proposed Obama Administration Budget
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-WA, said last week the Obama Administration will send to Congress a budget amendment restoring funding for the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund to a level of $50 million. Read More...  

NOAA Proposes Take Rule For Green Sturgeon That Visit Columbia Estuary In Summer
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
NOAA's Fishery Service is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that generally prohibits acts that would kill or harm a distinct group of North American green sturgeon that spawn in the Sacramento River. Read More...  

States Open Snake River Chinook Fishing Below Hells Canyon Dam
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Due to relatively strong returns of spring chinook in the Snake River, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are opening a spring chinook fishery below Hells Canyon Dam from May 30 until a closure is announced. Read More...  

Researchers Now Able To Measure Planet's Ocean Phytoplankton Health Every Week
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Researchers have conducted the first global analysis of the health and productivity of ocean plants, as revealed by a unique signal detected by a NASA satellite. Read More...  

CBB Shorts:
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
CBB Shorts: Fishers Restoration; Polluted Ecosystems Recoverable; Nutrient Over-Enrichment In Estuaries; Reclamation Commissioner Confirmed; Proposed NPPC Budgets; Wildlife Grants Read More...  


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