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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 18, 2010
June 18, 2010

Court Approves Feds' Summer Operations, Spill For Fish Passage At Mainstem Dams
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden on Monday adopted a proposed order that uses last year's lower Columbia/Snake River hydro system summer operations as the guide this year for implementing spill at the dams to accommodate juvenile salmon and steelhead passage downstream. Read More...  

High Flow Prompts Changes To Bonneville Dam Operations To Reduce Descaling Of Young Salmon
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Bonneville Dam operators at midweek cut back on flows through powerhouse No. 2's turbine units in an attempt to better control debris collection that has caused a spike in the descaling of juvenile fall chinook bound for the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

Libby Dam Spill Test For Sturgeon Spawning Ends; Transmitter Data Being Analyzed
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The spill test at Libby Dam ended Thursday morning, but it's still unclear whether there was any success in using higher flows to get white sturgeon to move into optimal spawning habitat on the Kootenai River. Read More...  

Wet Basin Has Runoff Forecast Moving Up; Snake Basin Precip 291 Percent Of Normal, June 1-14
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Persistent, and uncharacteristically heavy, spring rains across the Columbia-Snake River basin have served to push up forecasts of the region's spring-summer runoff by nearly 7 million acre feet, which would be a nice boost in what is expected to be a low-water year overall. Read More...  

CBB Interview: Greg Delwiche, Six Years Leading BPA's Environment, Fish, And Wildlife
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration's Greg Delwiche next week will complete a full circle of sorts when he takes over as the federal power marketing agency's senior vice president for Power Services. Read More...  

Bodi To Serve As Acting Vice-President For BPA’s Environment, Fish And Wildlife
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has announced that Lorri Bodi will become acting vice president for Environment, Fish and Wildlife, effective Monday, June 21, when Greg Delwiche moves into his new job as senior vice president for Power Services. Read More...  

EPA Seeks Comment On Proposed Measures To Protect Salmon From 12 Pesticides
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Environment Protection Agency is seeking comments from pesticide users, registrants, and other interested parties on draft "reasonable and prudent measures and alternatives" included in a draft biological opinion received from the National Marine Fisheries Service on June 16. Read More...  

New Report First Comprehensive Synthesis Of Climate Change Impacts On Marine Ecosystems
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The first comprehensive synthesis on the effects of climate change on the world's oceans has found they are now changing at a rate not seen for several million years. Read More...  

WDFW To Conduct Boat Checks During Boating Season To Stop Invasive Species
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
People hauling boats to and from Washington waterways this summer may be stopped by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers conducting mandatory checks of boats, trailers and gear for aquatic invasive species. Read More...  

Tribes Opened Commercial Sale Of Summer Chinook (June Hogs) This Week
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The four Columbia River treaty tribes opened the commercial sales of local, fresh summer chinook (historically called "June Hogs" because of their large size) at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Read More...  
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