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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 4, 2004
June 4, 2004

JUDGE CONCERNED ABOUT BIOP REWRITE GETTING OFF TRACK
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2004 (PST)
The judge who last year ordered the federal government to shore up its Columbia River Basin salmon protection plan expressed concern this week that the effort may have strayed from the path set out by the court. Read More...  

SUPPLEMENTATION ADULT CHINOOK RETURN TO WALLA WALLA RIVER
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2004 (PST)
The offspring of spring chinook salmon planted in 2000 have returned to the Walla Walla River as 10-15-pound four-year-old adults.

The returns are the result of the supplementation and habitat improvement program of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the cooperative efforts of the Tribes, states and the Walla Walla Watershed Council, landowners, local irrigators and others.
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SPAWNING STURGEON SIGNAL RAMP UP OF FLOWS FROM LIBBY DAM
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2004 (PST)
River flows from Libby Dam ramped up Saturday, May 29, from 4,000 cubic feet per second to 13 kcfs after two female endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon had quickly turned downstream in the Canyon reach of the river. Several male fish also were present. Read More...  

COOPERATION BRINGS SUCCESS TO GRAND RONDE HABITAT PROJECT
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2004 (PST)
Cattle have been removed, thousands of trees planted and the stream channel replaced so that 50 years after it was straightened, Bear Creak, located in the Upper Grand Ronde River subbasin, once again meanders through Longley Meadow. Read More...  

MONTANA ANGLERS SIGN UP FOR LEGAL BULL TROUT FISHING
Posted on Friday, June 04, 2004 (PST)
For the first time in eight years, anglers can legally fish for bull trout
in Lake Koocanusa, Hungry Horse Reservoir, and the South Fork Flathead
River.
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SUBBASIN PLANS MAKE DEADLINE; NOW COMES SCIENCE REVIEW
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 (PST)
Relief, accomplishment and, in some respects, disbelief were the most common feelings expressed this week as the Northwest Power Planning Council's subbasin planning process reached an milestone with fish and wildlife action plans flowing in from all corners of the Columbia River Basin. Read More...  

OREGON STRONGLY ENDORSES OCEAN COMMISSION’S KEY FINDINGS
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 (PST)
An advisory committee of Oregon marine scientists has reviewed a recent report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy at the request of Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski, and strongly endorsed some of the key findings of that study – the oceans are in serious trouble, major changes are needed and current ocean policies do not reflect existing science and sound management principles. Read More...  

BPA SIGNS AGREEMENTS THAT WILL HELP WITH RATE REDUCTIONS
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has signed agreements with the region’s investor-owned utilities that the agency says will benefit consumers of electricity throughout the Pacific Northwest. Read More...  

AGENCIES TAKE STEPS TO HIT SPILL TARGETS MORE PRECISELY
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 (PST)
While saying that precisely hitting spill targets at Columbia River dams is difficult, the Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said last week they would take steps to improve their ability to provide the full amount of spill at dams in the future. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE RAISES THE BOUNTY FOR NORTHERN PIKEMINNOW
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has upped the rewards for northern pikeminnow caught in the Columbia and Snake rivers this year. The agency says it’s part of a broader effort to protect juvenile salmon this summer while reducing spill at dams in July and August. Read More...  

 

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