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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 6, 2004
August 6, 2004

CBFWA FORMS COMMITTEE TO EXPLORE PROJECT FUNDING REFORM
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
The Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority's members voted Thursday to form a committee to "explore the options for reforming the way the (Columbia Basin) fish and wildlife program is implemented." Read More...  

FEDS WANT NINTH CIRCUIT TO OVERTURN REDDEN’S SPILL DECISION
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
Saying the U.S. District Court "abused its discretion" in halting a Columbia River hydrosystem spill reduction plan, federal attorneys have turned to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in hopes of reviving a strategy they say will save electricity ratepayers $1 million per day while actually benefiting the fish the spill is intended to help. Read More...  

SNAKE RIVER WATER AGREEMENT BILLS INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
Idaho's congressional delegation introduced bills in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in late July that would move forward a $193 million framework agreement signed in May by the Nez Perce Tribe, the state of Idaho and the federal government. The agreement would resolve many of the longstanding water issues of the Snake River Adjudication. Read More...  

RIVER MANAGERS TWEAK DWORSHAK FLOWS TO PRESERVE COLD WATER
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
Adjustments the last two weeks to flow and the temperature of the water released from Dworshak Dam successfully cooled the Snake River at Lower Granite Dam during a two-week hot spell. Read More...  

BUREAU OF REC REPORTS 2004 FLOW AUG NUMBERS FROM IDAHO
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
The Bureau of Reclamation is providing 335,000 acre-feet of water in 2004 for flow augmentation for ESA-listed salmon and steelhead species, says Bureau Regional Director Bill McDonald. Read More...  

CORPS EXPLAINS PLAN TO CORRECT SPILL ERROR AT BONNEVILLE DAM
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week laid out a plan to correct the discrepancy it found late last week in the amount of spill it has reported at Bonneville Dam. The discrepancy has resulted in up to 30 percent less water being spilled at the dam than the Corps has reported. Read More...  

COLUMBIA TRIBES GRADE CORPS ON SUMMER FISHING OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
Columbia River tribes gave the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a passing grade on its ability this year to keep pool fluctuations to a minimum during its five periods of summer treaty fishing. Read More...  

BLM AWARDS PGE AND RIVERS CONSERVANCY FOR SANDY RIVER WORK
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
For their contribution to setting aside for conservation and public uses 4,900 acres of land along the Sandy River east of Portland, Ore., and for PGE’s decision to remove its Marmot and Little Sandy dams, the Bureau of Land Management gave Portland General Electric and the Western Rivers Conservancy the federal Department of Interior’s Four Cs Award this week at a ceremony on the Sandy River. Read More...  

PROJECT AIMS TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO RESTORE, SUSTAIN WILD SALMON
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
Twenty-eight salmon scientists and policy experts have joined forces in an innovative project to identify ways to restore and sustain wild salmon runs in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and southern British Columbia. Read More...  

OREGON SELLS $27.7 MILLION IN BONDS FOR CHANNEL DEEPENING
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 (PST)
Oregon State Treasurer Randall Edwards announced this week that the Oregon State Treasury sold $27.7 million in lottery-backed revenue bonds today to provide the full amount of matching funds required under the project cooperation agreement between Oregon, Washington and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Columbia River navigation channel from 40 to 43 feet. Read More...  

 

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