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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 28, 2006
July 28, 2006

REDDEN GETS UPDATE ON COLLABORATIVE PROCESS FOR NEW BIOP
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
A process to rebuild the government's salmon protection strategy for the Columbia River hydrosystem is on track, aiming for recovery of imperiled salmon and steelhead stocks, federal attorneys told U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden July 21. Read More...  

NPCC BRIEF DISCUSSES POWER ACT’S ‘CONSISTENCY’ LANGUAGE
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
Federal attorneys have attempted to trivialize the government's responsibility under the 1980 Northwest Power Act to fund Columbia River basin fish and wildlife restoration activities, according to a legal brief filed Monday for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

OCEAN DEAD ZONE OFF OREGON COAST EXPANDING TO WASHINGTON
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
A hypoxic “dead zone” has formed off the Oregon Coast for the fifth time in five years, according to researchers at Oregon State University. Read More...  

RIVER HARVEST MOVES FROM SUMMER CHINOOK TO FALL CHINOOK
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
Columbia River mainstem fishers will make a smooth transition next week to "fall" salmon fishing after one of the most successful summer seasons in more than three decades. Read More...  

DWORSHAK RELEASES SCALED BACK TO HOLD WATER FOR LATER
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
Corps of Engineers dam operators at midweek scaled back cold-water releases from Idaho's Dworshak reservoir in an attempt to assure the precious water supply lasts through the summer salmon migration season. Read More...  

PARTIES SUBMIT VIEWS ON JOINING UPPER SNAKE, LOWER BASIN BIOPS
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
U.S. District Judge James A. Redden will hold an Aug. 14 conference to hear widely divergent views on how the remand of NOAA Fisheries' upper Snake River "biological opinion" should be carried out. Read More...  

GRANT PUD INSTALLS SECOND ADVANCED TURBINE AT WANAPUM
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
The milestone of placing the second of 10 massive hydroelectric turbines and shafts into its operating position has been accomplished at Grant PUD’s Wanapum Dam. Read More...  

WORK BEGINS ON PROJECT TO CONSERVE KOOTENAI RIVER STURGEON
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and federal agencies have opened a new chapter in efforts to conserve and recover Kootenai River white sturgeon. Read More...  

ISAB EVALUATES PROPOSAL FOR COLUMBIA BASIN DATA CENTER
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PST)
The Independent Scientific Advisory Board likes the concept, but says a proposal to make all Columbia River basin fish and wildlife data available through one internet source should start first as a demonstration/pilot project. Read More...  

 

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