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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 25, 2003
July 25, 2003

1. MONTANA GOVERNOR TAKES FLOW/SPILL CONCERNS TO FED EXECS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Montana Gov. Judy Martz faxed a strongly worded letter to federal operations and fisheries executives Thursday asking to meet with them as soon as possible to resolve the "ongoing dispute" over how to use water from Montana reservoirs for the benefit of salmon in the Columbia River while also balancing the needs of Montana citizens and resident fish. Read More...  

2. JUDGE FORMS 'COMMITTEE OF LAWYERS' TO MONITOR BIOP REMAND
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
A "committee of lawyers" will provide a window into NOAA Fisheries processes as it works over the next 10 ½ months to correct deficiencies in the salmon and steelhead protection plan aimed at avoiding jeopardy posed by the federal Columbia/Snake hydrosystem. Read More...  

3. IRRIGATORS TO SUE NOAA OVER BIOP EXTINCTION RISK ANALYSIS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The federal government's plan to protect and recover threatened and endangered Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead -- already being revisited as the result of a court order -- may become target for another legal punch Read More...  

4. BASIN FISH MANAGERS OBJECT TO REDUCING ICE HARBOR SPILL
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
An action at the July 16 Technical Management Team meeting to reduce spill at Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River by half to 12 hours per day evidently was less than unanimous. Read More...  

5. RIVER MANAGERS GO WITH TRIBES, IDAHO ON DWORSHAK WATER
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
With lower than expected inflows into the reservoir that backs up behind Dworshak Dam and few juvenile fish still migrating in the lower Snake River, the Technical Management Team this week dropped outflows at the dam to a level requested by tribes and the state of Idaho. That puts the operations on course to provide Dworshak's cooling water into early September. Read More...  

6. COUNCIL TALKS FISH FUNDING WITH BPA; RECOMMENDS PROJECTS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council last week recommended that nearly $2 million in fiscal year 2003 capital funds be spent on two hatchery-related projects and a fish passage improvement proposal. Read More...  

7. FERC APPROVES NEW, STREAMLINED HYDRO LICENSE REGS
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 (PST)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday made final revisions to its hydroelectric licensing regulations, creating a new streamlined process to save both time and money for dam owners and developers and result in better coordination among federal, state and tribal agencies that set fish passage and other conditions for projects. Read More...  

 

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