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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009

Obama Administration's Perspectives On Salmon BiOp Due In Court August 14
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The federal government has requested, and received, more time to decide whether it might consider changes to the strategy it completed a little over a year ago to reduce Columbia-Snake river hydro system impacts on protected salmon stocks. Read More...  

June's Liquid Bounty Has All Snake River Basin Reservoirs Full For Farm And Fish
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Just as flows out of the high country usually begin to taper off, the pulse of water from the upper Snake River has built to a new crest thanks to a series of storms that have spread across the southern part of the Columbia River basin this month. Read More...  

Feds, State Aim For 'Integrated Approach' To Tackle Yakima Basin Water Issues
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
A newly completed document is expected to provide the framework for a comprehensive water resource management plan aimed at easing water shortages that affect humans and fish in Washington's Yakima River basin. Read More...  

Summer Chinook Fishing Off To Good Start, Tribes Urge Caution On Run Forecasting
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Treaty tribes plan to execute their third lower Columbia River mainstem commercial fishery of the summer season next week, but the effort will be scaled back as compared to previous outings due to concerns that the 2009 summer chinook salmon run may not be as strong as anticipated. Read More...  

Kootenai River White Sturgeon: Species' Future Relies On Kootenai Tribe Hatchery Program
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Genny Hoyle and Kevin James took the first shifts at gently and patiently stirring eggs and milt with feathers, the culmination of an annual, labor-intensive effort to save the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon. Read More...  

Groups Sue FEMA Over Floodplain Development Without Considering Impacts To Salmon
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Portland Thursday claims that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has violated federal law by enabling floodplain development in Oregon without considering impacts on threatened and endangered fish and wildlife species. Read More...  

Biologists Hope To Avoid Invasive Small Predatory Fish Becoming Entrenched
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Lower Columbia River biologists, particularly those conducting fish surveys, are encouraged to watch for a nonnative newcomer to the basin -- the Amur goby. Read More...  

More Lake Trout Found In Montana's Swan River Drainage, Poses Threat To Bull Trout
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Lake trout have turned up in the Montana's Lindbergh Lake, presenting a new threat to the Swan River drainage's population of native bull trout. Read More...  

IDAM, Integrated Dam Assessment Modeling, Shows Costs, Benefits Of Building A Dam
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
Scientists have developed a new system to help policy makers better assess the costs and benefits of building dams -- the first system of its kind to use an interdisciplinary approach to simultaneously evaluate the distribution of biophysical, socio-economic and geopolitical impacts of dams, according to one of the study's co-authors. Read More...  

Report Details West Coast Research Needs About Fisheries, Ocean Health
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 (PST)
The West Coast critically needs more research about fisheries, ocean health, coastal hazards and climate change -- among other topics -- according to a new report on regional marine research and information needs. Read More...  
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