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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 10, 2001
August 10, 2001

1. RULING HALTS EFFORTS TO RELOCATE SALMON-EATING TERNS
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Rothstein on Tuesday delivered a
"legal slam dunk" in favor of bird advocates with a ruling that, for all
intents and purposes, ends an effort to manipulate Caspian tern and
cormorant populations to reduce their consumption of salmon in the
Columbia River Estuary.
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2. BETTER STREAM FLOWS HAS BPA INCREASING SPILL
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
Citing better than expected stream flows, but an uncertain financial
position, the Bonneville Power Administration proposed this week to
increase spill at two federal dams.

As a result of the proposal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased
spill Wednesday at The Dalles Dam to 40 percent of river flow for 24
hours and to 24-hour spill of 50,000 cubic feet per second at Bonneville
Dam beginning Thursday evening.
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3. YAKAMA NATION, PACIFICORP SEEK GRANT PUD DAMS
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
Two unlikely partners announced they will team up to attempt a takeover
of two mid-Columbia dams when the dams' license expires in 2005.

The Yakama Nation and PacifiCorp, a division of Scottish Power, will
compete in the licensing process to secure Grant County Public Utility
District's Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams.
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4. BPA HABITAT FUNDING: ESA OR POWER ACT?
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
The agency caught in the middle -- the Bonneville Power Administration
-- fielded questions Wednesday about how it might mete out "off-site
mitigation" fish and wildlife recovery funding as the lines blur between
federal Endangered Species Act mandates and those under the Northwest
Power Act.
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5. RIVER OPERATORS EXPLAIN DRAFT RECOVERY PLAN
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
Three federal hydroelectric operating agencies released for public
comment their long-anticipated plan on how they will operate the hydro
system and what they will do in the other "H's" -- hatcheries, harvest
and habitat -- to aid salmon recovery.
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6. CBFWA RECOMMENDS $55-$81 MILLION IN PLATEAU PROJECTS
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia Basin's fish and wildlife managers have recommended that at
least $55 million, and as much as $81 million, be spent next year on
projects in the vast region now described as the Columbia Plateau
province.
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