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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 20, 2001
July 20, 2001

1. CRITFC'S SUMMER SPILL SOLUTION GETS A HEARING
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
A creative way to provide limited spill in order to aid the remainder of
the juvenile salmon migrating through the lower Columbia River got a
serious hearing this week, but no resolution. The proposal made to the
Technical Management Team by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish
Commission suggested that the Bonneville Power Administration should
provide spill without using additional water now held in storage dams
for future power operations.
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2. ADMINISTRATION TELLS GUVS IT'S COMMITTED TO FISH PLANS
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia Basin's four governors received assurances last week that
the Bush administration is committed to implementing federal salmon
recovery strategies completed last year, and that it will do it
hand-in-hand with the states.
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3. NW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BRING MORE RAIN, LESS SNOW
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Global warming will bring more rainfall to the Northwest, but it will
fall earlier in the winter and less of it will end up as snowpack. The
spring runoff will occur earlier and the normal drought that follows
winter in the Northwest will last longer resulting in very low summer
stream flows.
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4. BILL CALLS FOR DAM BREACHING CONTINGENCY PLANS
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Citing the failure of the Bush administration to increase funding for
recovery of endangered Columbia Basin salmon, Rep. Jim McDermott, D
Wash., on Thursday introduced legislation to develop contingency plans
for breaching four dams on the lower Snake River.
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5. SPENDING BILL WOULD INCREASE BPA'S BORROWING AUTHORITY
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The Senate on Thursday passed a spending bill that would authorize $2
billion in new borrowing by the Bonneville Power Administration.

The energy and water development appropriation bill for fiscal 2002 also
provides funds for ecosystem restoration, riparian protection, and fish mitigation on the Columbia River.
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6. RESEARCH SHOWS STEELHEAD PREFERRED BY AVIAN PREDATORS
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
A recently published research paper concludes that young steelhead are
the favored targets of avian predators circling the Columbia River
estuary, a phenomenon the authors say could have dire implications for
some of the basin's most imperiled stocks.
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