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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 27, 2001
July 27, 2001

1. BPA AGREES TO LIMITED SPILL AT LOWER RIVER DAMS
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week agreed to begin a limited
summer spill program at two lower Columbia River dams to help juvenile
salmon remaining in the river pass federal projects.

At the multi-agency Implementation Team meeting this week, BPA said it
can spill 30 percent of the river at The Dalles Dam for up to two weeks
and about 45,000 cubic feet per second for 5 hours per day at Bonneville
Dam, depending on actual river flow.
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2. STEELHEAD COUNTS CLIMB AT BONNEVILLE DAM
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
A 2001 trend towards early and abundant fish runs is continuing, with
upriver summer steelhead adult counts seemingly on a record pace.

The single highest daily steelhead count on record -- 10,181 -- was
charted Monday (July 23) at the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam ...
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3. REDFISH SOCKEYE RUN NUMBERS DOWN
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
The number of endangered sockeye salmon swimming toward central Idaho's
Stanley Basin is a trickle compared to the relative gusher of adults
that made the trip up the Columbia, Snake and Salmon rivers last year.

But researchers involved in the captive broodstock program -- attempting
to revive a population that counted zero returning adults in 1997 and
one in 1998 -- remain optimistic.
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4. NORTON OKS RELEASE OF KLAMATH IRRIGATION WATER
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton on Wednesday announced that she
had authorized the Bureau of Reclamation to release water from southern
Oregon's Upper Klamath Lake to irrigate area crops that have been left
parched in order to preserve the precious liquid for endangered sucker
fish that inhabit the lake.
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5. WOLF POPULATIONS THRIVING IN IDAHO, MONTANA
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
With an estimated 400 or so adults and yearlings, and as many as 200
pups born this spring, wolf populations of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana appear to be thriving, according to the Gray Wolf Recovery Report issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service July 20.
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6. COMMISSION NAMES BALL NEW ODFW DIRECTOR
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
Oregon's Fish and Wildlife commissioners named Lindsay Ball the new
director of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife department July 20 in La Grande
at its monthly meeting. Ball, on loan from Oregon State Police, took
over the helm at ODFW temporarily Feb. 16 after the Oregon Legislature
forced James Greer to resign.
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7. MAINSTEM HYDRO FISH PASSAGE PROJECTS PRIORITIZED
Posted on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PST)
A "first-cut" review of proposed fiscal 2002 hydrosystem fish passage
and research projects Wednesday served to shoehorn $100 million in
originally estimated needs into what is expected to be about an $80
million Columbia River Fish Mitigation Project budget.
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