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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 20, 2007
July 20, 2007

THIS YEAR’S EARLY ZOOPLANKTON ARRIVAL BODES WELL FOR SALMON
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 (PST)
The early arrival of subarctic zooplankton – including unusually high numbers of copepod species rarely seen in Oregon – is providing a smorgasbord for offshore salmon and other species of fish, according to researchers conducting a salmon survey from Newport, Ore., to LaPush, Wash. Read More...  

SO FAR, DWORSHAK WATER KEEPING LOWER SNAKE COOL FOR SALMON
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 (PST)
Despite having a meager water supply to work with, fish and hydro officials have managed to keep water temperatures relatively in check for Snake River juvenile fall chinook migrants through a first summer heat wave. Read More...  

COURT UPHOLDS STATE RULING ON METHOW VALLEY IRRIGATION
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 (PST)
A Friday (July 13) Okanogan County Superior Court decision upholds a Washington state order that has reduced for the second time in five years irrigation withdrawals from the Methow and Twisp rivers. Read More...  

REDDEN REJECTS IRRIGATORS’ REQUEST TO INTERVENE IN BIOP CASE
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 (PST)
A pre-emptive strike at the developing federal Columbia/Snake river salmon protection plan was turned back this Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden. Read More...  

HOT TEMPS KILL ADULT CHINOOK IN MIDDLE FORK JOHN DAY
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 (PST)
Due to recent high temperatures in eastern Oregon, 118 wild adult spring chinook salmon died in the Middle Fork of the John Day River. Read More...  

$1 MILLION FOR YAKIMA WATER STORAGE STUDY INCLUDED IN BILL
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 (PST)
Washington’s U.S. Republican Rep. Doc Hastings says $1 million in federal funds is included in appropriations legislation -- keeping the Yakima Basin water storage study moving forward towards completion at the end of 2008. Read More...  

MONTANA’S REQUEST FOR RESERVOIR FLOW AUG CHANGES REJECTED
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 (PST)
Relief is coming for northwestern Montana rivers and reservoirs tapped deeply each summer to, ostensibly, benefit salmon far away in the lower Columbia River.


But it won't come this year, federal officials told representatives of the state Tuesday.
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NOAA INDICATORS SHOW IMPROVING OCEAN CONDITIONS FOR SALMON
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 (PST)
Not withstanding a few "mixed signals," environmental and biological indicators charted by the NOAA Fisheries Service's Northwest Fisheries Science Center portray an ongoing transition to conditions off the Oregon and Washington coasts that bode well for salmon survival and growth. Read More...  

MAGISTRATE SAYS COASTAL COHO LISTING BASED ON FLAWED SCIENCE
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 (PST)
A decision to withdraw a Oregon coast coho Endangered Species Act listing proposal was based on flawed science and needs to be rethought, according to "Findings and Recommendations" issued late last week by a Portland-based federal judge. Read More...  

 

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