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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 9, 2004
July 9, 2004

LEGAL ACTION KICKS INTO GEAR OVER FEDS’ REDUCED SPILL DECISION
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 (PST)
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision this week to reduce summer spill as a means of fish passage at Columbia/Snake river hydroelectric projects in August is been followed, as promised, by a flurry of legal activity aimed at reversing the decision. Read More...  

SALMON MANAGERS REJECT MONTANA FLOW PLAN; EXECS TO DECIDE
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 (PST)
Salmon managers this week twice rejected a three year plan proposed by the State of Montana that calls for steady and lower summer flows below Libby Dam on the Kootenai River and shifting the release of some water from Montana dams from summer into September. Read More...  

WILD SOCKEYE RUN LARGEST IN 17 YEARS; SUMMER CHINOOK STEADY
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 (PST)
A newly revised forecast says that the 2004 sockeye return to the mouth of the Columbia River will total 119,000 fish -- the largest return 17 years. Read More...  

GROUPS FILE BRIEF OPPOSING DELAY ON UPPER SNAKE PROJECT CASE
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 (PST)
Delaying judgment in a lawsuit challenging federal dam operations on the Upper Snake River would be doing a legal disservice to the plaintiffs, and a continuing biological disservice to salmon and steelhead downriver that are listed under the Endangered Species Act, according to conservation groups pressing the litigation. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE RELEASES DRAFT PROPOSAL ON FUTURE POWER SALES
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration released a draft plan in its Regional Dialogue process that would limit power sales to its customers to the amount of energy generated at federal Columbia River Basin dams and the Columbia Generating Station, owned and operated by Energy Northwest. Read More...  

BPA ANNOUNCES PROCESS TO FINANCE NEW COLUMBIA POWER LINE
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week announced it is hosting an "open season" for developers and interested parties to help finance a new transmission line between McNary and John Day dams on the lower Columbia River. The line is estimated to cost $167 million. Read More...  

FEDERAL AGENCIES PUT MODIFIED SUMMER SPILL PLAN IN MOTION
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 (PST)
The modified summer spill program proposed by the Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on June 24 received NOAA Fisheries approval last week in a July 1 findings letter. Read More...  

RIVER OPERATORS APPROVE SUMMER DWORSHAK WATER USE PLAN
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 (PST)
The Technical Management Team this week approved summer operations at Dworshak Dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River that will save 200,000 acre feet of Dworshak's stored water in order to augment and cool flows at Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River through mid-September. Read More...  

USFWS ANNOUNCES DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR BULL TROUT REVIEW
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is extending the deadline for comments on its 5-year review of bull trout, which are protected as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

SALISH, KOOTENAI TRIBES NEGOTIATE BISON RANGE AGREEMENT
Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have negotiated a Draft Annual Funding Agreement for the National Bison Range Complex in Moeise, Montana. Read More...  

 

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