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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 9, 2006
June 9, 2006

PARTIES ARGUE 2004 BIOLOGICAL OPINION BEFORE NINTH CIRCUIT
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
Federal attorneys argued June 1 that the government's job is to assure that its activities do not worsen the lot of Columbia River basin salmon stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

$32 MILLION PROJECT TO REDUCE DISSOLVED GAS AT CHIEF JOE DAM
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
A $32 million project is under way at the Mid-Columbia's Chief Joseph Dam aimed at reducing total dissolved gas that can harm aquatic organisms, including protected salmon and steelhead, in the river below. Read More...  

INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS REVIEW FW PROGRAM PROJECT PROPOSALS
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
The Independent Scientific Review Panel last Friday (June 2) issued its preliminary review of projects proposed for inclusion in the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program during the 2007-2009 funding cycle. Read More...  

TRIBES’ COMMERCIAL FISH PROCESSING FACILITY COULD OPEN IN 2007
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
Construction is underway on a commercial fish processing facility that would produce some 10 tons of ice a day for tribal fishers on the Columbia River. Read More...  

HATCHERY LOSES 3.5 MILLION FALL CHINOOK SMOLTS TO BOTULISM
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
Nearly all of the 3.5 million fall chinook salmon smolts scheduled for release from the Ringold Springs Hatchery on the upper Columbia River have died – most likely of botulism poisoning, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said last Friday (June 2). Read More...  

MORE UNMARKED FISH END NON-TRIBAL COMMERCIAL SPRING FISHERY
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
The "spring" 2006 non-tribal commercial harvest on the lower Columbia River mainstem officially ended this week as a result of an unexpectedly high catch of unmarked upriver chinook salmon and the downsizing of chinook return estimates. Read More...  

AGREEMENT CALLS FOR STUDY OF UPPER COLUMBIA CONTAMINATION
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
Under an agreement signed last week, the financial burden for evaluating contamination levels in the upper Columbia River, and resulting risks to human health, will shift from U.S. taxpayers to the Canadian zinc producer that long used the river as a waste repository. Read More...  

BUREAU TO MOVE FORWARD ON TWO YAKIMA BASIN ALTERNATIVES
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
In a report released this week on in-basin water storage alternatives for the Yakima River Basin, the Bureau of Reclamation announced one alternative, Wymer Dam and Reservoir, was sufficiently viable to merit further study. Read More...  

REDDEN SEEKS LITIGANTS’ PROPOSALS FOR UPPER SNAKE REMAND
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden in a May 31 order has asked litigants to help him shape the remand of NOAA Fisheries' 2005 plan for assuring that federal dam operations in the upper Snake River basin don't jeopardize the survival of protected salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

 

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