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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 13, 2007
July 13, 2007

COUNCIL F&W PROGRAM AMENDMENT PROCESS SLATED FOR LATE FALL
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 (PST)
Two key, and painstaking, Northwest Power and Conservation Council processes – fish and wildlife program amendments and project selection -- will likely launch in the coming months with questions unanswered regarding Endangered Species Act funding responsibilities. Read More...  

SCIENCE/POLICY EXCHANGE TO AID PROGRAM AMENDMENT PROCESS
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 (PST)
A September "science/policy exchange" focused on four complex subject areas will serve as a prelude to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's planned amendment of its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

NW POWER SUPPLY ADEQUATE, BUT MUCH OF SURPLUS UNCOMMITTED
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 (PST)
Despite the recent hot weather and corresponding high demand for electricity, the Pacific Northwest is unlikely to face an electricity shortage this summer or for the next five years, according to an assessment by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

BPA CLARIFYING PROCEDURES FOR TIMES OF POWER EMERGENCIES
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has distributed to the region and federal court a letter describing "the process that BPA will follow if requested to support a neighboring system's load/resource imbalance emergency." Read More...  

SPILLWAY WEIR TESTS HALT FISH COLLECTION, BARGING FROM MCNARY
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 (PST)
Human safety, and mechanical issues, will prevent the collection and transportation of migrating juvenile fall chinook salmon and steelhead downstream aboard barges from the Mid-Columbia's McNary Dam to the estuary this summer. Read More...  

UPDATED RUN FORECAST ENDS SPORT SUMMER CHINOOK FISHING
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 (PST)
The fishing season sizzled, initially, but the return of upriver summer chinook salmon has fizzled to this point, forcing Oregon and Washington fishery managers to end lower Columbia River mainstem pursuit of the prized "June hogs." Read More...  

 

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