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July 24, 2009

Subyearling Fall Chinook High Mortality Rate At McNary Dam Prompts More Spill
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Warming air and water temperatures and a switch in juvenile salmon bypass strategies have resulted in spikes in subyearling fall chinook mortality as high as 17.1 percent at the Columbia River's McNary Dam. Read More...  

Hydro Operations Aimed At Reducing Rising Water Temps In Lower Snake River
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The settling in of this summer's heat has forced salmon and hydro system managers to sprint through the steps of their plan for holding down water temperatures in the lower Snake River for migrating salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

First Sockeye Spawners Reach Redfish Lake; Lower Snake Returns Approaching Highest Since 1964
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The first two spawners of the year have arrived home Thursday in central Idaho's Stanley Basin to lead what is expected to be a bumper crop of Snake River sockeye salmon. Read More...  

Forecast: Record 700,000 Coho Headed For Columbia, Strong Summer Steelhead, Fall Chinook Run
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
It's almost time for a changing of the fishing seasons on the Columbia-Snake river mainstem, and in the ocean and tributaries as well. Read More...  

Council Briefing Shows How Invasive Mussels Quickly Disturb Hydro, Water Delivery Systems
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Those in attendance at last week's Northwest Power and Conservation Council's saw graphic evidence of just how quickly and completely invasive zebra and/or quagga mussels can disturb infrastructure such as the Northwest region's invaluable dams and water delivery systems. Read More...  

Officials Hope To Develop Effective Monitoring Plan For Basin Salmon Recovery
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Regional officials say momentum is building towards the development of a long-needed plan to better coordinate the Columbia-Snake River basin's widespread and expensive salmon monitoring and evaluation activities. Read More...  

Bonneville Power Announces Average Power Rate Increase Of 7 Percent
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced this week numerous rate changes that are expected to take effect Oct. 1. Read More...  

Lake Billy Chinook Water Tower Expected To Be Ready for 2010 Fish Migration
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The underwater tower near Round Butte dam is now expected to be completed and operating by the end of 2009, ready for the 2010 fish migration period, say Portland General Electric officials. Read More...  

Corps Awards $52 Million Contract To Close Out Columbia River Channel Deepening
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, awarded the final contract for the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project to J.E. McAmis, Inc., July 17. Read More...  

USFWS Holds Workshops To Develop Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative Team has scheduled a set of regional work sessions to develop regional components of a plan to boost populations of the beleaguered fish. Read More...  
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