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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 4, 2010
June 4, 2010

Third Season Of Sea Lion Trapping Ends; NOAA To Evaluate Effectiveness Of Program
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
A third season of trapping sea lions below the lower Columbia River's Bonneville Dam has come to a close, leaving state and federal officials and others to ponder the success thus far of the effort to reduce predation on salmon and steelhead spawners. Read More...  

Two Months Of Cool, Wet Weather Has Basin's Water Supply Forecast Inching Upward
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
A cool, wet April and May have eased, though not erased, concerns about the spring-summer water supply on which fish, farmers and others depend. Read More...  

Spring Storms: Some Columbia Basin Reservoirs See Turnaround In Refill Potential
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Rain gauges have gotten a big shot during the final week of May, in addition to a precipitation blitzkrieg across the Columbia River basin's midsection to start June. Read More...  

Groups File Suit Against Washington State Over Spill Limits At Federal Columbia/Snake Dams
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Fishing, business and conservation groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Washington Department of Ecology, saying the agency has failed to aid imperiled salmon and steelhead stocks by limiting spill at federal Columbia/Snake River dams. Read More...  

Reopening Of Ocean Salmon Fishing Allows Pacific 'FishTrax' To Resume, Expand
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
A major research effort aimed at learning more about where salmon from specific river systems migrate in the Pacific Ocean will resume this year after a two-year hiatus -- and expand to encompass the entire West Coast of the United States. Read More...  

UW Study Shows Value of Preserving Population Diversity Within Salmon Species
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The many populations of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska act like a diversified portfolio of investments, buffering fisheries and incomes from the ups and downs of particular stocks. Read More...  

Energy Secretary Chu Announces Wright Will Continue As BPA Administrator
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said this week that Steve Wright will stay on in his current role as administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration. Wright became acting administrator in 2000 and was appointed to the position in 2002. Read More...  

BPA's Delwiche Moves From Environment, Fish And Wildlife To VP For Power Services
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced this week that Greg Delwiche will become its new senior vice president for Power Services. Read More...  

EPA Disapproves Oregon Water Quality Standards; Clears Way For Higher Fish Consumption Rate
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 1 disapproved Oregon's New and Revised Human Health Water Quality Criteria for Toxics, clearing the way for Oregon to continue the rulemaking process whereby the "Fish Consumption Rate" will be increased to the highest levels in the United States. Read More...  

DEQ Delivers Report To Legislature On Possible Actions For Persistent Pollutants In Oregon Waters
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
As requested by the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has delivered a report detailing how the state can deal with mounting concerns over persistent pollutants that find their way from household, industrial and other uses into Oregon waters. Read More...  
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