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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 9, 2010
July 9, 2010

Researchers Test Feasibility Of Trucking Returning Snake River Sockeye When Conditions Poor
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
Researchers last week began to test whether endangered Snake River sockeye salmon spawners can be trapped at southeast Washington's Lower Granite Dam and safely transported via tanker truck to holding facilities at Eagle Hatchery near Boise. Read More...  

Sockeye Count Easily Surpasses 1947 Record Run; 'Unexpected And Hard To Explain'
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
Sockeye salmon continue to zoom up and over the lower Columbia River's Bonneville Dam where they are now setting records daily. Read More...  

Upriver Steelhead Return Posts A Record; Unusually High Number Of Unclipped Fish
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
It is too soon to say much about upriver summer steelhead counts at Bonneville Dam this year since the return to the Columbia River basin is just starting to build momentum. Read More...  

Assessing 2010 Spring Chinook Return: Lots Of Fish, At Times Too Much Fishing
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
The 2010 upriver spring chinook salmon return brought high numbers of fish to the Columbia River basin, though not as many as expected, and tribal and non-tribal fishers took advantage. Read More...  

Lawsuit Filed In Ninth Circuit Challenging Salmon Costs In Council's Sixth Power Plan
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Resource Information Center filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week that contends the region's Sixth Power Plan includes inflated estimates of the cost of flow augmentation and spill for fish passage on the Snake and Columbia rivers and fails to adequately quantify the benefits of salmon recovery. Read More...  

Tribes Get Another Commercial Fishing Period; Summer Chinook Run Downgraded
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
The "summer" fishing season on the Columbia River mainstem continues next week for four treaty tribes with the approval of a 2.5-day commercial opening in reservoirs between Bonneville and McNary dams. Read More...  

Agencies To Produce 'After-Action' Report Analyzing Libby Dam Sturgeon Spill
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
It will take several months to officially determine whether a spill test aimed at benefiting Kootenai River white sturgeon was successful, said Brian Marotz, a biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and a member of the interagency white sturgeon recovery team. Read More...  

Research Challenges Notion That Fishermen Primarily Fish 'Down The Food Web'
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators, according to the first-ever analysis of worldwide catch and economic data for the past 55 years. Read More...  

Wet To Hot: Has Northwest Shifted Abruptly From El Nino To La Nina?
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
For the second consecutive year, the weather in Oregon has made an abrupt shift to summer-like conditions, turning off the rainfall spigot almost overnight and putting the record-setting sogginess of early June firmly in the rearview mirror. Read More...  

Website Offers Real-Time Look At Region's Minute-To-Minute Power Generation, Demand
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 (PST)
As a hot spell puts extra pressure on power supplies, the public can check Bonneville Power Administration's website for an instantaneous online glimpse of electric generation and demand in BPA's section of the Northwest grid. Read More...  
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