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July 30, 2010

Real-Time Computer Modeling Contributes To Continued Increases In Upper Columbia Sockeye Returns
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
The stars have been aligned to produce recent years' surge in sockeye returns to the Columbia River basin -- favorable ocean conditions, increased hatcheries releases and improved juvenile rearing habitat and freshwater migration conditions. Read More...  

Record Sockeye Numbers Reach Priest Rapids Project In 2010; 36,705 Fish In One Day
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
A record number of sockeye salmon have passed through the Priest Rapids Project on the mid-Columbia on their way to spawning grounds in the Wenatchee and Okanogan river watersheds. Read More...  

Water Withdrawal Tower In Lake Billy Chinook Brings Changes To Lower Deschutes For Fish, Fishermen
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Warmer than usual water temperatures on the lower Deschutes River in central Oregon have raised concerns among guides and anglers, with most pointing their fingers at a new operational strategy being employed at a dam 100 miles upstream. Read More...  

Best Fall Chinook Return In Years Open For Fishing Sunday; Coho Run Down But Decent
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
For Columbia River mainstem anglers, the month of August provides plenty of opportunity.

One of the best returns of fall chinook salmon in several years is expected and the fishing seasons begins Sunday (Aug. 1) for chinook and hatchery coho salmon. And summer steelhead are expected to continue providing good fishing well into September.
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U.S., Canada Issue Report Launching Discussion Of Future Scenarios For Columbia River Treaty
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. and Canadian "entities" responsible for implementing the Columbia River Treaty issued a report today that they say launches the discussion about how the treaty will be changed in 2024, and/or if it will even exist. Read More...  

Court Decision Allowing Deeper Lake Roosevelt Drawdowns Appealed To The Ninth Circuit
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
The Center for Environmental Law & Policy and Columbia Riverkeeper last week filed a challenge to a district court's ruling that upholds a U.S. Bureau of Reclamations decision to drawdown the mid-Columbia River's Lake Roosevelt more deeply in summer. Read More...  

2010 Fraser River Sockeye Return Remains Uncertain; Increased Tracking Studies Seek Mortality Causes
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
For the past 15 years, Canada's late-run Fraser River sockeye has changed its migration behavior, which has resulted in significant "en-route" mortality rates. Read More...  

Four Gill-Net Fleet Commercial Fishing Outings Set For Fall Chinook, Sturgeon
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
The Columbia River Compact launched the fall commercial fishing season with the approval of four mainstem outings over the next two weeks targeting sturgeon and what is expected to be a huge fall chinook run. Read More...  

Agriculture, Interior Announce Joint Research Projects For Northwest Aquatic Ecosystems
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this week announced joint scientific research projects intended to address the effects of climate change on freshwater systems and sensitive aquatic species in the northwestern and southeastern United States. Read More...  

First Time Since The 1800s, Rocky Mountain Goats Now Residing In Central Oregon Cascades
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 (PST)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs released Rocky Mountain goats on tribal lands in Upper Whitewater River at the base of Mt Jefferson this week. Read More...  
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