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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jul 13, 1998
Jul 13, 1998

2. SENATE HEARING FOCUSES ON THREE SOVEREIGNS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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3. ISAB LOOKS AT SURFACE BYPASS TEST RESULTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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4. DWORSHAK WATER RELEASED TO HELP FISH MIGRATION
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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5. HUNGRY HORSE RELEASES WATER FOR SALMON
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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6. LIBBY GETS ANOTHER WATER SWAP WITH B.C. HYDRO
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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7. ARTIFICIAL PRODUCTION REVIEW POSES POLICY ISSUES
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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8. STUDY LOOKS AT LARGE-SCALE FLOW AUG FROM IDAHO
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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9. STEELHEAD FISH NET EXCHANGE A NO-GO
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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10. ECONOMICS BOARD GETS NEW FUNDS, LOSES MEMBER
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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11. SCT RANKS CORPS MAINSTEM FISH PROJECTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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12. GRAND COULEE OPERATIONS DEBATED
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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13. BINATIONAL TALKS ON DISSOLVED GAS CONTINUE
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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14. CORPS CONSIDERS GAS REDUCTION AT CHIEF JOSEPH
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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15. BPA DELAYS SUBSCRIPTION PROCESS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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16. GROUPS PUSH FOR HANFORD REACH PROTECTION
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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17. TEAM REFINES FRAMEWORK START-UP COSTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
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1. BPA ISSUES FUTURE FISH COSTS PROPOSAL
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has released for public discussion
its proposed "planning range number" -- $440 million to over $700 million
a year -- for post-2001 fish and wildlife funding.

The range is based on 13 scenarios for the Columbia/Snake River mainstem
and an "adjusted schedule" that delays implementation of the drawdown scenarios
by three years, thereby reducing costs for the 2002-2006 subscription period.
Tribes and environmentalists have expressed concern about ...
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2. SENATE HEARING FOCUSES ON THREE SOVEREIGNS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
WASHINGTON - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and four Northwest senators
on Tuesday tip-toed through a mine field of regional conflict over salmon
recovery and Columbia-Snake river governance.

At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee
on water and power, the group staked out varying positions on the issues
in the context of the year-long "Three Sovereigns" process.

Northwest Republicans, led by Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., have intervened
on behalf of energy, ...
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3. ISAB LOOKS AT SURFACE BYPASS TEST RESULTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Project officials pointed to success suggested by preliminary results
of 1998 prototype surface bypass technology testing at Lower Granite Dam
and elsewhere.

But a National Marine Fisheries critique that followed was less than
glowing.

Corps of Engineers and Chelan County Public Utility District officials
gathered in Portland Wednesday to update the Independent Scientific Advisory
Board on surface bypass development projects. The ISAB is amidst a congressionally
mandated ...
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4. DWORSHAK WATER RELEASED TO HELP FISH MIGRATION
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Fish managers and federal hydropower operators on July 9 reached a consensus,
at least temporarily, on July water releases from Dworshak and Brownlee
dams in Idaho to help outmigrating threatened Snake River fall chinook.

"The fish are peaking," said John Palensky, coordinator for the National
Marine Fisheries Services Implementation Team. "The objective is to move
those fish on through."

Water temperature is the main issue. As is typical for early July, Snake
River temperatures ...
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5. HUNGRY HORSE RELEASES WATER FOR SALMON
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Water for downstream salmon is being released from Hungry Horse dam
in Montana, but the Army Corps of Engineers has yet to implement a salmon
discharge plan for Lake Koocanusa and Libby dam.

At Hungry Horse, the drawdown is expected to lower the reservoir about
20 feet by Aug. 25.

As Hungry Horse Reservoir drops, the state of Montana continues to pursue
lawsuits aimed at stopping river and reservoir fluctuations that state
officials consider to be drastic.

For the sake of trout and
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6. LIBBY GETS ANOTHER WATER SWAP WITH B.C. HYDRO
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A drawdown of Lake Koocanusa behind Libby Dam will be mitigated by another
water-for-power swap with British Columbia Hydro.

Michael Shea, project manager at Libby Dam, said Thursday that the swap
has been approved by federal river operators. "It looks to me that instead
of a 20-foot drawdown well see a 10-foot drawdown and we will be discharging
about 15,000 cfs through August," Shea said.

In the past couple of years, 20-foot drawdowns that can be requested
by the National Marine ...
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7. ARTIFICIAL PRODUCTION REVIEW POSES POLICY ISSUES
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Participants in the Artificial Production Review process were asked
Monday to produce judgments about what policy and management directions
the group should take, and decide if the time is even right to chart such
a course.

The comprehensive review was launched last year by the Northwest Power
Planning Council at the urging of Congress. It will focus, according to
a project outline, on "artificial production, but it will include interactions
with other aspects such as natural ...
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8. STUDY LOOKS AT LARGE-SCALE FLOW AUG FROM IDAHO
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A recovery scenario of interest to Idahoans, and to Idaho farmers in
particular, is one that suggests squeezing another million acre-feet of
water from the Upper Snake River drainage to aid salmon and steelhead passage
in the Columbia and Lower Snake rivers.

An independent study of such a scenario is being carried out by the
Bureau of Reclamation at the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In its Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility Study,
the Corps is ...
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9. STEELHEAD FISH NET EXCHANGE A NO-GO
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Time apparently ran out on a National Marine Fisheries Service proposal
to provide larger mesh-size fishing nets to tribal fishers with the overall
goal of reducing the harvest of wild steelhead listed under the Endangered
Species Act.

"My understanding is that it cant happen" in time for this summers
harvest, said Dr. Peter Dygert of NMFS. "The logistical constraints are
too great to pull it off."

He first posed the harvest alternative in the context of Columbia River
Fish ...
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10. ECONOMICS BOARD GETS NEW FUNDS, LOSES MEMBER
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
With its workload intensifying, the Independent Economic Advisory Board
has had to, at least briefly, turn its attention to the economics of its
own situation.

The Northwest Power Planning Council on July 1 directed staff to "reprogram"
the councils own budget to meet IEAB budget needs and provide recommendations
to the Councils Power Committee both on a 1998 supplementary budget and
on prospects for 1999 funding sources. Supplemental budget needs were projected
at $120,000, ...
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