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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 14, 2000
July 14, 2000

1. STATES, TRIBES AGREE ON FALL CHINOOK HARVEST SHARE
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
State and tribal negotiators reached agreement Thursday on a sharing of
the upcoming upriver fall chinook harvest, providing a going-away
present of sorts for the U.S. District Court judge who has guided such
discussions for the past 13 years.

Negotiations on a management agreement for this year's upper Columbia
River fall chinook, steelhead and coho runs had reached a dead-end in
recent weeks ...
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2. FEDS SAY YES TO OKANOGAN OUTPLANTING
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Federal fish and wildlife officials, and those from Washington state,
agreed in principle this week to put surplus Carson stock spring chinook
into what is "essentially an empty system" in the Okanogan Basin.

But a continued reluctance to employ the stock in a Methow River salmon
restoration effort has angered Columbia River treaty tribes ...
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3. COOL DWORSHAK RESERVOIR WATERS UNLEASHED
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The future is now for outmigrating Snake River fall chinook
subyearlings, which are expected to get a cooler ride to Lower Granite
Dam following a decision this past weekend to increase the outpouring of
water from the depths of Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho.

And according to a flow "shaping" plan discussed Wednesday by the
multi-agency Implementation Team ...
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4. FALLING RESERVOIR LEVELS ANGER RECREATIONISTS
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The grumbling is starting, from lower Lake Koocanusa on up to its mud
and rock shorelines in Canada.

The reservoir is obviously low this year, and it will not be refilled to
levels that recreationists are accustomed. And northwest Montana's other
reservoir at Hungry Horse will be drawn down 20 feet over the next
month, another victim of a low water year in the Columbia Basin.
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5. COLUMBIA BASIN RUNOFF FORECASTS SHRINK
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
Those managing the Columbia-Snake river hydrosystem to balance fish
passage, power generation, irrigation and recreational needs find
themselves dealing with a rapidly dwindling resource -- water.
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6. ADMINISTRATION BUCKS CONGRESS, ISSUES TMDL REGS
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PST)
The Clinton administration this week issued final water quality
regulations aimed at reducing water pollution in runoff from
agricultural, forest and other lands.
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