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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 11, 2000
August 11, 2000

1. BPA SAYS POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY COMES FIRST
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Bonneville Power Administration representatives this week said a
presidential order to ensure West Coast power system reliability
requires the agency to take control of operations at federal hydropower
dams.

As a result, a request by fisheries managers to continue higher flows at
McNary Dam to aid fish passage became moot at this week's Technical
Management Team meeting.
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2. NWPPC TO RELEASE DRAFT FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council approved for public comment
Thursday a draft regional fish and wildlife program that aims to use
habitat restoration and protection as a first tool for undergirding the
Columbia Basin's fish and wildlife populations.
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3. REDFISH SOCKEYE RETURNS CONTINUE TO CLIMB
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Preliminary counts indicate that naturally spawned Stanley Basin sockeye
are out-returning their hatchery-reared brood mates as unprecedented
numbers of the endangered fish make a late-summer return through the
9-year old Redfish Lake captive broodstock program.
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4. FEDERAL JUDGE KEEPS CHANNEL DEEPENING LAWSUIT ALIVE
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A federal judge denied a Department of Justice request to throw out a
lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service for its decision
to approve a plan to deepen the Columbia River shipping channel by three
feet.
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5. GROUPS ATTACK WILLAMETTE WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PLAN
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
Conservation and fishing groups have taken aim at an Oregon state
industrial wastewater permit proposal they say would violate state and
federal water quality laws and worsen Willamette River conditions for
listed salmon and steelhead populations.
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6. COURT SETS 10-YEAR SCHEDULE FOR WATER QUALITY PLANS
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2003 (PST)
A schedule for completing water quality plans within 10 years on over
13,000 miles of Oregon streams has been approved by U.S. District Court
Judge Michael Hogan. The ruling puts the court's stamp of approval on a
settlement between environmental groups and the federal Environmental
Protection Agency.
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