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July 31, 2009

Headlines And Links For CBB, 07/31/2009
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
THE COLUMBIA BASIN BULLETIN:

Weekly Fish and Wildlife News

www.cbbulletin.com

July 31, 2009

Issue No. 494
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Water Quality Issues Reduce Nighttime Spill For Fish At Bonneville Dam
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Federal hydro managers opted this week to reduce nighttime voluntary spill at the lower Columbia River's Bonneville Dam as a means of reining in total dissolved gas levels downriver that in recent days have exceeded water quality standards. Read More...  

New 10-Year Plan Aimed At Improving Lamprey Passage Through Hydro System
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this month unveiled its 10-year plan for improving both juvenile and adult Pacific lamprey passage and survival through the federal Columbia-Snake river hydro system. Read More...  

Lamprey In The Tributaries: New Ramp At Umatilla River Dam Eases Upstream Migration
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Migrating adult Pacific lamprey forced to navigate through an old fish ladder or climb over the concrete face of Three Mile Falls diversion dam on the Umatilla River in eastern Oregon now have a significantly more convenient route to reach spawning grounds in the upper river. Read More...  

Dworshak's Cool Outflows Hit Maximum With Hopes Of Keeping Lower Snake Below 68 Degrees
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Spill levels were pushed up late Wednesday morning at west-central Idaho's Dworshak Dam in order to flush more cooling water into the lower Snake River ahead of advancing temperatures there. Read More...  

Big Coho Numbers Pushes Bag Limit In Washington Rivers To Six Hatchery Fish Per Day
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Anglers planning to fish for salmon on any of the eight Washington tributaries that flow into the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam can expect good fishing for hatchery coho. Read More...  

Kootenai Tribe Of Idaho Releases Master Plan For Kootenai River Habitat Restoration
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho this week released its framework for deciding how the long-disturbed Kootenai River's basic ecosystem functions can be restored for native fish without disturbing manmade infrastructure that has altered the environment. Read More...  

New Study Says Efforts To Rebuild Fisheries, Ocean Ecoystems Reaping Benefits
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
An international team of scientists with divergent views on ocean ecosystems has found that efforts to rebuild many of the world's fisheries are worthwhile and starting to pay off in many places around the world. Their study puts into perspective recent reports predicting a total collapse of global fisheries within 40 years. Read More...  

Six-Month Drought, Fire Forecast Shows Pacific Northwest Headed For Hot And Dry
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
For much of the American West, it's hot, dry and it's going to be a bad fire year. Read More...  

Compact Approves Fall Chinook Fishing Dates For Commercial Gill-Netters
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The Columbia River Compact on Thursday approved a schedule of mainstem commercial fisheries for the early fall season that are expected to net nearly 15,000 fall chinook salmon and as many as 2,100 white sturgeon before the end of August. Read More...  
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