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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 29, 2005
July 29, 2005

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS SPILL RULING WITH PARTIAL REMAND
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 (PST)
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday ruled that a lower court’s order to spill water for fish passage during late summer at five federal Columbia Basin mainstem dams did not abuse the court’s discretion and was “well-grounded in governing statute.” Read More...  

AGENCIES STRESS REACHING CONSENUS UNDER “FOUR-STATE” PLAN
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 (PST)
In the wake of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling upholding a lower court order requiring spill at Snake and lower Columbia River dams this summer, federal officials, who argued vigorously against the spill, say they will continue pursuing a consensus approach to hydro operations, as well as region-wide recovery plans. Read More...  

COUNCIL ANALYSIS LOOKS AT SUMMER ‘LOSS OF LOAD’ PROBABILITY
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 (PST)
While the Pacific Northwest currently enjoys an electricity surplus big enough to power a city the size of Seattle, hot weather this summer could create shortages for certain hours that force wholesale power prices to high levels, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

USFWS AUTHORIZES KILLING TWO WOLVES IN PACK NEAR DWORSHAK
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has authorized the killing of up to two wolves near Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho.

Agents for the federal agency are hunting the wolves following repeated attacks on livestock.
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BIOLOGISTS MONITORING CATFISH DIE-OFF IN BROWNLEE RESERVOIR
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 (PST)
Scores of dead and dying channel catfish have been found in the Snake River and the upper end of Brownlee Reservoir in the past few days, and Idaho Fish and Game fisheries biologists continue to monitor the situation. Read More...  

LOW OCEAN PRODUCTIVITY CITED IN COASTAL BIRD DEATHS
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2005 (PST)
The number of dead and dying Common Murres washing ashore along Oregon's beaches has increased dramatically during the last week.

The dieoff appears to involve adult birds and is likely the result of stress due to a lack of food associated with unusually low oceanic productivity along the west coast this year.
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