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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 11, 2006
August 11, 2006

IDAHO RESEARCHERS DOCUMENT IMPACTS OF COOL WATER RELEASES
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
If optimal water conditions are provided during warm weather migrations, adult salmon and steelhead will find it and use it to their benefit, according to a new report issued by the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Idaho. Read More...  

REPORT: CANADA FISHING IMPACTS ON SR FALL CHINOOK REDUCED
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
Changed troll fishery management intended to benefit Canadian fish appear to have the pleasant side effect of reducing the toll on at least one protected Columbia River basin salmon stock, according to a report prepared for the Pacific Salmon Commission. Read More...  

YAKAMAS, NEDC RESPOND TO FEDS IN FISH PASSAGE CENTER CASE
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
A Bonneville Power Administration interpretation of the Northwest Power Act would "render meaningless the detailed congressionally mandated processes" for deciding which Columbia River basin fish and wildlife projects are funded, according to briefs filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Read More...  

SEVERE LOW-OXYGEN OCEAN CONDITIONS CAUSE FISH TO FLEE
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
The most severe low-oxygen ocean conditions ever observed on the West Coast of the United States have turned parts of the seafloor off Oregon into a carpet of dead Dungeness crabs and rotting sea worms, a new survey shows. Read More...  

DRAFT EIS FOR HELLS CANYON LICENSE WANTS BROWNLEE FLOW AUG
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
Restarting early-summer flow augmentation for fish, at least in the near term, from the Hells Canyon Complex of dams could potentially be one of the terms for the federal relicensing sought by the hydro projects’ owner, the Idaho Power Company. Read More...  

CORPS, MONTANA PREPARE SEPARATE REPORTS ON LIBBY SPILL
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is developing an “after action” report on this summer’s uncontrolled spill at Libby Dam, and the state of Montana is preparing a similar but separate report. Read More...  

COMMERCE SECRETARY DECLARES WEST COAST FISHERY FAILURE
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez this week declared a commercial fishery failure has occurred for West Coast salmon fishermen this season from Cape Falcon, Oregon, to Point Sur, California, due to low numbers of fish caused primarily by the drought. Read More...  

LOWER SNAKE DAM SPILL PATTERNS ALTERED FOR BARGE SAFETY
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 (PST)
Court-ordered spill designed to provide fish passage will be halted, briefly, each time a loaded barge makes its way into the locks at the lower Snake River's Lower Monumental Dam. Read More...  

 

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