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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 13, 2001
July 13, 2001

1. BPA OKS $10 MILLION IN EMERGENCY FISH PROJECTS
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced Thursday that it will fund
approximately $10 million worth of projects aimed at helping fish
affected by this year's power emergency operations at federal
hydroelectric projects in the Columbia Basin.
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2. WATER CONDITIONS WORSEN FOR MIGRATING FISH
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Columbia Basin fish and wildlife managers and others watching this
year's mainstem and tributary flows fear the worst for migrating
juvenile and adult salmon as the summer warms.

The forecast for January-July runoff as measured at The Dalles Dam fell
to 54.7 million acre feet or 52 percent of normal ...
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3. NMFS, IPC REACH UNDERSTANDING ON BROWNLEE WATER
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The Idaho Power Company laid out a plan to meet power production
requirements in July and August at its Hells Canyon complex of dams this
week, guaranteeing that it will pass 100,000-acre feet of water each
month. Depending on power requirements and market conditions, IPC could
pass as much as 400 kaf during the two-month period.
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4. DISPUTE OVER ISAB, SUPPLEMENTATION CONTINUES
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
A long-running difference of opinion about how, when or even if
supplementation should be used in Columbia Basin salmon recovery efforts
continues to simmer this summer, with an independent scientific report
on the practice again the focus.

In a June 29 letter, the heads of the two entities that sponsor the
11-member Independent Scientific Advisory Board defended the panel and
the conclusions made in a recently published review of "surplus"
hatchery salmon issues.
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5. BPA RAISES BOUNTY FOR PIKEMINNOW ANGLING
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week raised the bounty on
northern pikeminnow with the hope more anglers will be enticed into
targeting predatory fish and, as a result, allow more of their salmon
and steelhead prey to continue their migration toward the Pacific Ocean.
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6. COULEE FLOWS TO FLUSH FISH NOT PROBABLE
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Fisheries managers asked hydroelectric operators this week to begin
drafting Lake Roosevelt water now to help raise river flows at McNary
Dam.

However, the Bonneville Power Administration said the change in river
operations may not be possible because it would force BPA to sell
surplus power now and buy power back later, something it may not be able
to do.
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