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July 23, 2010

John Day Dam Loaded Up With New Fish Protection Fixes; Wall Of Water And Wire
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Federal biologists feel they might have found the right combination of actions at John Day Dam to lift juvenile salmon survival to standards targeted in a Columbia-Snake hydro system biological opinion that prescribes actions believed necessary to avoid jeopardizing protected fish. Read More...  

New Hatchery Site Purchased To Substantially Boost Efforts To Rebuild Endangered Snake River Sockeye
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game this week completed its purchase of a former southeast Idaho trout hatchery site with the goal of constructing a new hatchery to help boost numbers of endangered Snake River sockeye salmon. Read More...  

Testing Of 'Selective' Commercial Fishing Gear Expands With More Fishermen, More Fishing Days
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife this year will expand considerably its efforts to test "selective" fishing gear that might be deployed successfully in the mainstem Columbia River by the commercial fleet. Read More...  

17-Year Renovation Of 72-Year-Old Bonneville Dam Completed; Reduces Salmon Mortality
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and others gathered Wednesday to celebrate completion of a 17-year renovation program at the Bonneville Lock and Dam First Powerhouse that makes the project a more reliable and efficient energy producer and reduces salmon mortality at the dam. Read More...  

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' New Fish Counting Station Tracks Bear Creek Valley Chinook Numbers
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
There's been good news coming from Idaho's Bear Valley Creek this summer.

First, fish biologists are excited about last June's construction and operation of the new Bear Valley Creek Chinook Salmon Abundance Monitoring Project -- the first fish monitoring station in a key portion of Bear Valley Creek.
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Daily Sockeye Counts Decline At Bonneville; Over 323,00 Reach Rock Island Dam
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Another commercial outing was approved for tribal commercial fishers who are targeting a record sockeye salmon run, as well as an ebbing summer chinook and budding steelhead returns to the Columbia River basin. Read More...  

Umatilla Tribes Show BPA Officials Progress, Benefits Of Accord Fish Projects
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Bonneville Power Administration officials were recently shown on-the-ground results of the 10-year Columbia Basin Fish Accords -- a spring chinook salmon in a newly scoured pool on Meacham Creek on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. Read More...  

With Low-Water Conditions Libby Dam Spill Test Didn't Move Many Kootenai River Sturgeon
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Last month's efforts to boost white sturgeon spawning on the Kootenai River were not as successful as hoped, mainly because of this year's low-water conditions, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official said Thursday. Read More...  

USFWS Grant Funds Range Rider To Protect Cattle From Imnaha Wolf Pack
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
In an effort to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts in Wallowa County, a new range rider will accompany cattle grazing in areas of the Imnaha wolf pack this summer. Read More...  

New Research Shows Importance Of February Upwelling To Pacific Coast Fish, Seabirds
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Scientists have long known that wind-driven "upwelling" during the spring and summer along the Pacific Coast is critical for bringing deep, nutrient-rich water to the surface and fertilizing plankton blooms that form the base of the marine food web. Read More...  
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