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June 18, 2004

LAWSUIT CHALLENGES CORPS’ EIS, ROD ON CHANNEL DEEPENING
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 (PST)
Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA) amended this week its original lawsuit that challenges NOAA Fisheries' biological opinions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's dredging operations in the lower Columbia River and at the river's mouth. Read More...  

NAS REPORT DETAILS NEED FOR WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 (PST)
The United States needs to make a new commitment to research on water resources in order to confront the increasingly severe water problems faced by all parts of the country, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies' National Research Council. Read More...  

CORPS STUDY DOCUMENTS PINNIPED PREDATION AT BONNEVILLE DAM
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 (PST)
The number of sea lions and other pinnipeds making the 140-mile journey from Pacific Ocean to the base of Bonneville Dam seems to have leveled off this spring after having more than tripled from 2002 to 2003

That leveling occurred, however, at a high number relative to the past.
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SUMMER SPILL TEST PROPOSED AT LOWER GRANITE’S SPILLWAY WEIR
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 (PST)
Alongside the summer "spill reduction" proposal, another strategy has re-emerged which suggests spilling water at a Federal Columbia River Power System project where that fish passage option has not been offered before. Read More...  

FEDERAL AGENCIES SUSPEND TAKE PERMITS FOR ‘NO SURPRISES’ HCPS
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2004 (PST)
A Federal District Court judge in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries to suspend issuing incidental take permits under the Endangered Species Act that include "no surprises" agreements. Read More...  

MONTANA REQUEST TO REDUCE LIBBY DAM STURGEON FLOWS REJECTED
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2004 (PST)
A request from the state of Montana to significantly drop sturgeon protection flows nearly two weeks early at Libby Dam to ensure sufficient and stable flows will be available during the summer was rejected this week by the Technical Management Team. Read More...  

FISH MANAGERS URGE SPILL CONTINUES AT MCNARY DAM TO JUNE 30
Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2004 (PST)
Salmon managers at the Technical Management Team (TMT) meeting this week urged dam operating agencies to continue spilling water at McNary Dam through June 30, or at least as long as "spring-like conditions" persist. Read More...  

TRIBAL FISHING APPROVED FOR SUMMER CHINOOK, STEELHEAD
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 (PST)
The Columbia River Compact on Monday approved a proposal that will allow, beginning Thursday, June 17, tribal platform and hook-and-line fishers to sell chinook salmon and steelhead caught in the Columbia River mainstem reservoirs between Bonneville and McNary dams. Read More...  

COURT OFFICIALLY TAKES OREGON COASTAL COHO OFF ESA LIST
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 (PST)
The salmon stock that has literally been at the eye of biological and political storms over the past several years -- the Oregon coastal coho -- is officially off the Endangered Species Act list. Read More...  

LYONS FERRY HATCHERY OFFSET FOR REDUCED SPILL OFF THE TABLE
Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 (PST)
The Nez Perce Tribe, saying that keeping subyearling chinook one extra year in the Lyons Ferry hatchery is unlawful, filed suit Monday (June 14) in Federal District Court in Portland to order the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to release the fish this year. Read More...  
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