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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 16, 2004
July 16, 2004

NOAA ACCEPTS PART OF MONTANA FLOW PLAN; REJECTS WATER SHIFT
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries stepped in early this week to initially work to implement a plan proposed by the state of Montana that calls for stable summer flows below Libby Dam on the Kootenai River and shifting the release of 4,000 cubic feet per second of water from Montana reservoirs from summer into September. Read More...  

FALL CHINOOK BAG LIMIT REDUCED SO SEASON RUNS TO DECEMBER
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 (PST)
When fall salmon fishing gets under way Aug. 1 in the lower Columbia River, anglers below Bonneville Dam will face a tighter chinook bag limit intended to keep the season running through December without interruption. Read More...  

IDAHO SURVEY DETAILS FISHING IMPACT ON STATE’S ECONOMY
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 (PST)
Sport fishing in Idaho generates hundreds of millions of dollars in spending every year, bringing much needed dollars to rural areas while adding millions in tax revenue to state coffers, say Idaho Fish and Game officials, based on the results of a survey. Read More...  

COUNCIL URGES MONTANA FLOW PLAN OVER OREGON OBJECTIONS
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 (PST)
Representatives of the states of Idaho, Montana and Washington on Wednesday overrode the objections of their Oregon peers on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council in putting their stamp of approval on a proposal to alter flow regimes stemming from Montana's Hungry Horse and Libby dams that are designed to help salmon migrations in the lower Columbia River basin. Read More...  

TRIBES GET $2.34 MILLION NOAA GRANT FOR FISH PROJECTS
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 (PST)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this week finalized a $2.34 million grant to four Columbia Basin treaty tribes under the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund for regional fish-restoration projects. Read More...  

COUNCIL STAFF REPORTS ON SUBBASIN PLANS SCIENCE REVIEW STATUS
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 (PST)
Staff members this week told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council that the subbasin plans submitted in May as proposed amendments to its fish and wildlife Program are, for the most part, receiving favorable scientific reviews. Read More...  

MONTANA, BPA TAKING COMMENTS ON NON-NATIVE FISH PURGING
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 (PST)
After more than three years in development, the state and the Bonneville
Power Administration are taking comments on a draft plan for purging
non-native fish from 21 alpine lakes in Montana's South Fork Flathead
drainage.
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CORPS PROPOSING MAJOR WORK ON DETERIORATING COLUMBIA JETTIES
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 (PST)
The jetties at the mouth of the Columbia River are showing the effects of decades of Pacific winter storms. So much that the builders of the jetties are now saying its time to repair, and even rebuild the structures. Read More...  

AGREEMENT AIMED AT RESTORING FISH RUNS ABOVE DESCHUTES DAMS
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 (PST)
An agreement among 22 organizations that took 19 months of negotiations will result in the reintroduction of threatened summer steelhead and spring chinook salmon to 226 miles of habitat upstream of the Pelton/Round Butte complex of dams on the Deschutes River. Read More...  

 

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