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June 6, 2008

CBB Shorts:
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
CBB Shorts: NOAA's Plan on Catch Limits; Fish Loss At Umatilla Facility; Measuring Water Diversions In Washington; Measuring Mercury In B.C. Salmon; Oregon Toxic Standards Agreement

-- NOAA Outlines Annual Catch Limits to End Overfishing
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Late, Large Runoff Forces Involuntary Spill, Dissolved Gas At Columbia/Snake Hydro Projects
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 (PST)
Mother Nature held back the Columbia/Snake river basin's store of water until mid-May, when an outpouring began that has fish and hydro managers struggling to rein in total dissolved gas created by spill at federal projects. Read More...  

Montana Urges Compromise On Libby, Hungry Horse Reservoir Drawdowns For Fish
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 (PST)
Montana officials this week again pressed the state's long-running desire for changes to Libby and Hungry Horse dam operations which they say raise havoc with resident fish in reservoirs and the rivers downstream. Read More...  

Data From Ongoing PCB Cleanup Below Bonneville Shows Most Contamination Out of System
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 (PST)
Preliminary data from analysis of sediment, clams and crayfish collected below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam show few signs of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl), an indication that an ongoing cleanup/investigation of hazardous waste is on target. Read More...  

Independent Scientists Critique Hydro Operations/Salmon Survival Statistical Model
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 (PST)
Terms like "quite good," "the possibilities are promising" and "credible job of reflecting dynamic reality" sprinkle the latest scientific review of the statistical modeling tool used to choose federal Columbia/Snake river hydro operations that might best benefit migrating salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Corps' Northwestern Division And Portland District Get New Commanders
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has new hands on the reins as of May 30 with Col. William E. Rapp assuming command of the Northwestern Division and Col. Steven Miles becoming commander of the division's Portland District. Read More...  


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