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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 18, 2003
July 18, 2003

1. ANALYSIS: LESS SPILL MEANS MORE MONEY, LITTLE IMPACT ON FISH
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Closing the spill gates in summer when wholesale power prices are at their peak has the potential to generate millions of dollars in revenue with relatively small effect on Endangered Species Act-listed Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead, according to Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff biological and economic analyses. Read More...  

2. RIVER MANAGERS REJECT MONTANA'S FLOW, SPILL CHANGE REQUESTS
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The Technical Management Team this week rejected Montana's request to provide more stable flows, use less water from Libby and Hungry Horse dams for flow augmentation that benefits endangered salmon in the Columbia River and reduce spill in the lower Columbia River as an offset to the proposed operations. Read More...  

3. TRIBES CRITIQUE ISAB REPORT, DETAIL SUPPLEMENTATION SUCCESS
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission's executive director says the tribes "question the value" of a recently released scientific report that advises limited use of hatchery "supplementation" until its risks and benefits can be better evaluated. Read More...  

4. TRIBES TO SEEK MORE FISH DAYS TO EXTEND RARE SUMMER HARVEST
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Tribal fishers casting their nets in Columbia River reservoirs above Bonneville Dam hauled in a total of 2,107 adult summer chinook salmon, 326 steelhead and 10 sockeye this week during a rare-midsummer commercial fishery. Read More...  

5. AGENCIES SEEK CONTINUED FUNDING FOR TANGLE NET EXPERIMENT
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Representatives of the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife this week cited financial and biological uncertainty in a plea for continued funding for their experimentation with live capture commercial fishing gear -- so called tangle nets. Read More...  

6. SENATE PANEL APPROVES $5 MILLION FOR CHANNEL DEEPENING
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The Senate Appropriations Committee this week approved $5 million in federal funds for the Columbia River channel deepening project and related ecosystem restoration.

Considering that President Bush did not request money for the controversial project in his FY2004 budget and the House has approved only $2 million, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., called the Senate funding "a shot in the arm."
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7. CONGRESSIONAL SPENDING BILLS KEEP SALMON RECOVERY FLAT
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
Federal funding for recovery of Columbia Basin and other Pacific salmon runs would be flat for next year under two key spending bills being considered by the House.

The House Appropriations Committee this week approved budgets for the two largest programs for FY2004.
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