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July 15, 2005

NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS SUMMER SPILL CASE; RULING COMING SOON
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
A three-member federal appeals panel played devil's advocate Wednesday, questioning both fishing and conservation groups' biological rationale for wanting water spilled at additional Columbia/Snake river dams in summer to aid fish passage and the federal government's desire to forego spill and move fish through the system aboard barges. Read More...  

MONTANA SEEKS SUMMER OPS THAT REDUCE FLOW FLUCTUATIONS
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
Montana again is pursuing summer operations at Libby and Hungry Horse dams to benefit resident fish, but a conflicting proposal is aimed at delivering all “flow augmentation” water for migrating salmon in the lower Columbia Basin by the end of August. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS SAY DATA LACKING TO DETERMINE HARVEST IMPACTS
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
Knowledge about the effects of harvests on naturally spawning Columbia River salmon and steelhead populations has advanced notably but the region still lacks the data and tools necessary to determine whether recovery efforts are hindered by carefully managed fisheries. Read More...  

CEREMONY MARKS SIGNING OF BURBOT RESTORATION AGREEMENT
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
Idaho Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo says a key fish restoration effort in the upper Columbia Basin is an example of how collaboration can serve as an alternative to listings and litigation under the Endangered Species act. Read More...  

COUNCIL TO CONTINUE WORKING ON FY2006 PROJECT FUNDING ISSUES
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
A staff-generated proposal for Fiscal Year 2006 fish and wildlife project funding, and for the treatment of related issues, won favor neither in committee nor before the full Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

ECONOMIC REPORT DETAILS VALUE OF FISH HARVESTS TO NORTHWEST
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
Recent, relatively bountiful run sizes have helped fuel the West Coast economy to the tune of about $142 million in personal income, according to a study conducted by a panel of eight independent economists at the request of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

FISHING CONTINUES AS RUN NUMBERS DOWNGRADED SLIGHTLY
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
Commercial and sport fishing continues up and down the Columbia River mainstem even as passing numbers of adult summer chinook and sockeye salmon -- mostly bound for central Washington lakes, river reaches and hatcheries -- start to dwindle. Read More...  

CLEARWATER BROOD STOCK RETURNS CONCERN SALMON MANAGERS
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
Salmon managers in Idaho are concerned they might miss brood stock goals at hatcheries in the Clearwater River Basin. Read More...  

SELECTIVE WITHDRAWAL HELPS CONTROL FLATHEAD RIVER TEMPS
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
It has been 10 years since the installation of selective-withdrawal technology at Hungry Horse Dam, which has allowed for temperature control on the Flathead River below the dam. Read More...  

NOAA SEEKS COLLABORATION ON DEVELOPING FISH PASSAGE MODEL
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2005 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries is asking state, federal and tribal agencies to collaborate in efforts to improve fish passage modeling for the federal Columbia River hydropower system. Read More...  
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