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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 27, 2007
July 27, 2007

IDAHO PETITIONS NINTH CIRCUIT TO REHEAR FCRPS BIOP CASE
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 (PST)
The state of Idaho wants the courts to reconsider the legality of Federal Columbia River Power System salmon protection strategies in light of a recent Supreme Court decision that says agencies can't ignore one law while obeying another. Read More...  

IDAHO SEEKS BPA AGREEMENT, LAND SALES FOR LAND LEGACY TRUST
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
A budding initiative hopes to pool proceeds from the sale of state-owned land and federal hydro system mitigation funds to protect valuable wildlife habitat that could be threatened by Idaho's quickened population growth and development. Read More...  

MCNARY DAM FISH BARGING BEGINS AS SURFACE BYPASS TESTS END
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
With the last of the specially tagged research fish expected to have passed the mid-Columbia River's McNary Dam, the long-delayed barge transportation of migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead from the hydro project is expected to start Wednesday. Read More...  

HATCHERY SUPPLEMENTATION PLANNED FOR CENTRAL WASH. STREAMS
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
The Grant County Public Utility District has asked for public comments on its draft plans to build hatchery facilities in the relatively pristine White River drainage in central Washington and rebuild spring chinook salmon populations there and in nearby Nason through hatchery supplementation. Read More...  

LARGEST DAM REMOVAL IN OREGON HISTORY BEGAN THIS WEEK
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
A blast of explosives cracked the concrete face of Marmot Dam this week, beginning its demolition and ushering in a new era for Oregon’s Sandy River Basin. Read More...  

DWORSHAK MITIGATION PROJECT HOPES TO BOOST KOKANEE SIZE
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
A program designed to balance nutrients in Dworshak Reservoir and grow bigger fish may already be yielding visible results. Read More...  

NEW PRIEST RAPIDS FISH TRAP MONITORS UPPER COLUMBIA STEELHEAD
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
The comings and goings of endangered Upper Columbia steelhead can be monitored more closely by researchers as of July 10 through operations of the Grant County Public Utility District's new, $4.2 million "Off Ladder Adult Fish Trap" facility at Priest Rapids Dam. Read More...  

FALL CHINOOK FORECAST SLIGHTLY DOWN FROM LAST YEAR’S RETURN
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
This year's Columbia River basin fall chinook return is expected to number 347,500, slightly less than last year's 422,500 actual return to the mouth of the river. Read More...  

STATE, TRIBES OFFER ANGLER AWARDS TO ASSIST SALMON STUDY
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
Anglers can receive up to $100 in rewards for providing information about tagged chinook salmon they catch in areas of the upper Columbia River drainage that opened for fishing July 1. Read More...  

SEASHORE NORTH OF COLUMBIA RIVER FACES MAJOR EROSION
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2007 (PST)
Some of the most dramatic beach erosion in the Pacific Northwest during the next 20 years may take place just north of the Columbia River jetty, where a century of shore building has ended and a major shift toward erosion has been identified. Read More...  
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