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June 11, 2010

Estuary Report: Columbia River Salmon Show High Levels Of Toxic Contaminants, Monitoring Inadequate
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership has released its "2010 Report on the Estuary" which focuses on toxic contaminants in the estuary and calls for establishing an extensive monitoring program that measures pollutants in the estuary, identifies contaminants' sources and tracks impacts on fish, wildlife and human health. Read More...  

Montana's Libby Dam Spillway Opened For Sturgeon Pulse, Elevated Gas Levels Monitored
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The spillway at Libby Dam opened on Thursday in the latest effort to improve white sturgeon spawning success in the Kootenai River above Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Read More...  

The Experiment: Will Higher Flows Lead Kootenai River Sturgeon To Better Spawning Grounds?
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Time will tell if a "pulse" of water now beginning to surge down the down the Kootenai River in northwestern Montana-northern Idaho is a viable tool for improving productivity of wild white sturgeon populations that have been judged to be on the brink of extinction. Read More...  

Judge Redden Lays Out Months-Long Briefing Schedule On Supplemental Salmon BiOp
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden in an order issued Tuesday outlines how and when the legal merit of the newly released "supplemental biological opinion" for the Federal Columbia River Power System will be debated. Read More...  

Summer Chinook Fishing To Open With Run Expected Above Average; Same With Upriver Summer Steelhead
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Tribal and non-Indian commercial fishermen, and anglers as well, get to test the Columbia River mainstem waters for adult salmon for the first time since early this spring with the opening of fisheries targeting what is expected to be the largest summer chinook run since 2002. Read More...  

Research Looks At Impacts Of Water Temperature, 'Thermal Refugia' On Salmon, Steelhead Spawning
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Remember when you were a child running barefoot -- how you would run quickly over a hot sidewalk, rest in a shaded spot, and let your feet cool down before braving the hot surface again? Read More...  

Big Rains In Basin: Flood Stage Streams, Involuntary Spill, Salmon Face High Flows
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The "low water year" forecasted for the Columbia River basin in 2010 has seen heavy late spring precipitation push rivers and streams beyond flood stage, fill reservoirs and, perhaps, delay spawning salmon that face strong, muddy flows and huge volumes of involuntary spill at dams that roils the waters. Read More...  

University Of Washington's Atmosphere, Ocean Institute To Get As Much As $100 Million From NOAA
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Washington as a key partner for expanded, in-depth study of some of the most pressing environmental challenges involving the oceans and the atmosphere. Read More...  

Project Aims At Restoring Fish Habitat, 'Connectivity' In South Fork Salmon River Watershed
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Public comments decrying planned road decommissioning in central Idaho's Big Creek drainage has shifted project proponents, the Nez Perce Tribe and the Bonneville Power Administration, to a go-slow approach. Read More...  

New Publication Provides Information On Measures For Monitoring Fish Populations
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
A new peer-reviewed publication integrates into a single resource profiles of ongoing, disparate efforts implementing the science associated with a suite of important fish tagging, telemetry, and marking techniques. Read More...  
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