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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 31, 2002
May 31, 2002

1. CHANNEL DEEPENING BIOP SPARKS REACTION
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
Biological opinions released by two federal agencies last week said a project that will deepen by three feet the Columbia River shipping channel from Portland, Ore., to Astoria will pose no jeopardy to 13 species of salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout listed, or being considered, under the federal Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

2. GENETIC ANALYSIS: METHOW STOCKS HAVE BECOME ONE
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
A recently released draft Methow River Basin spring chinook genetic analysis says that it is too late to segregate an Upper Columbia salmon melting pot by phasing out the so-called "Carson" bloodlines in favor of "Methow composite" stock in hatchery operations. Read More...  

3. NMFS ISSUES TECHNICAL REPORT ON CASPIAN TERNS
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
A draft report now out for technical review likens the impact of predatory Caspian terns on migrating Columbia Basin juvenile salmon and steelhead to those brought by human activities that increase fish mortality. Read More...  

4. SCIENCE PANEL RANKS 'INNOVATIVE' PROJECT PROPOSALS
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
The Independent Scientific Review Panel says that as many as 17 "innovative" project proposals met criteria for funding under the Northwest Power Planning Council fish and wildlife program, with five of the projects standing above the rest. Read More...  

5. HYDRO OPERATIONS IMPROVE FOR SALMON
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
With rain, warmer weather and more snow melt, juvenile salmon have been getting the amount of water they need to pass Columbia and Snake river dams. After a delayed spring snow melt, river levels began rising two weeks ago and have remained at or above target flow levels recommended in the National Marine Fisheries Service 2000 biological opinion. Read More...  

 

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