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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 24, 2005
June 24, 2005

SENATE PANEL ORDERS BPA TO CEASE FISH PASSAGE CENTER FUNDING
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2005 (PST)
The Senate Energy and Water Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2006, approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee late last week, was accompanied with some surprise language for those involved in Columbia Basin salmon recovery. Read More...  

NINTH CIRCUIT REJECTS SPILL STAY REQUEST; APPEAL ON FAST TRACK
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
An attempt to stop implementation of a court-ordered spill plan at five Columbia/Snake River federal hydro projects was rejected this week by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, but an appeal of the operations was put on the fast track. Read More...  

COUNCIL WORKING ON 2006 PROJECT FUNDING, NEW REVIEW PROCESS
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
A preliminary look at Fiscal Year 2006 funding needs that shifts perceived "capital" projects into the Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife expense budget would top out at about $170 million, according to an assessment coordinated by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff. Read More...  

BUREAU TO PROVIDE FULL SNAKE RIVER BASIN FLOW AUG FOR FISH
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
The Bureau of Reclamation will provide the full amount of flow augmentation water for ESA listed species in 2005, according to Regional Director Bill McDonald. Read More...  

AGREEMENT TO INCREASE FLOWS IN WALLA WALLA, TOUCHET RIVERS
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has reached a landmark agreement with
the Walla Walla County Conservation District to pay for
irrigation-improvement projects that will benefit farmers while also
increasing flows in the Walla Walla and Touchet rivers to help fish survive.
Read More...  

SENATE PANEL OKS MORE FUNDING FOR BLACK ROCK RESERVOIR
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved $1.5 million for the Bureau of Reclamation to continue the Yakima Basin Storage Study. Read More...  

JOHN DAY SUBBASIN PLAN LAST TO BE ADOPTED INTO FW PROGRAM
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council last week closed the loop on what has been a nearly three-year, $15.2 million process with the adoption of Oregon's John Day Basin fish and wildlife management plan. Read More...  

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS APPROVES $90 MILLION FOR SALMON FUND
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
The Senate Appropriations Committee this week approved the Fiscal Year 2006 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill, which includes $90 million for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Read More...  

SCIENCE GRANT TO BOOST WATER RESEARCH AT IDAHO UNIVERSITIES
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 (PST)
A $9 million federally funded research program announced last week will bolster Idaho‚Äôs ability to study critical water and aquaculture issues. Read More...  

 

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