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August 14, 2009

Record-breaking Summer Steelhead Counts At Bonneville Dam; Was It The Weather?
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Folks that monitor the fish counts at Columbia-Snake river hydro projects did a double take Wednesday when the Tuesday steelhead tally at Bonneville Dam was displayed online by the hydro project's operators, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More...  

Harvest Managers Predict Largest Snake River Fall Chinook Run In Four Decades
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Fishery managers predict this year will see the largest Snake River fall chinook salmon run in four decades with as many as 28,000 adults expected to cross Lower Granite Dam on their way back to Idaho. Read More...  

Administration Looks For 'Common Ground' In BiOp Review; Plaintiffs Question Process
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
A legal note this week from the Obama Administration says that, before delivering it to the court, the government needs time to field test with litigants its "position" on the federal plan for protecting salmon and steelhead that migrate through the Columbia-Snake hydro system. Read More...  

Council Reviews Chum Recovery Strategy, Four BiOp 'Fish Accord' Projects
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Lower Columbia River chum salmon, not iconic chinook, this week moved to the front of the line of new Endangered Species Act projects that must pass muster with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and its Independent Scientific Review Panel. Read More...  

NW Power And Conservation Council To Convene Second F&W Science/Policy Exchange
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council next month will host its second fish and wildlife "science and policy exchange," this one focused on the status of the Columbia River estuary. Read More...  

Salazar, Montana Sens. Discuss Protecting North Fork Flathead Drainage From Mining Impacts
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
With Interior Secretary Ken Salazar backing them up, both of Montana's senators stood on the bank of the North Fork Flathead River Tuesday, vowing to stay on the offensive in protecting the watershed from the impacts of mining and development north of the Canadian border. Read More...  

High Water Temperature In Grande Ronde Kills 239 Adult Spring Chinook
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
In early August, 239 spring chinook died in the Grande Ronde River as a result of high water temperatures, said Gary James, fisheries manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Read More...  

Snake River Sockeye Return Still At High Pace, 356 Already Trapped In Stanley Basin
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The flow of endangered Snake River sockeye salmon into central Idaho's Stanley Basin continues to outpace last year's landmark return. Read More...  

NOAA, OSU To Create Detailed Maps Of Oregon Coast Seabed Habitats
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Surveyors and scientists from NOAA's Office of Coast Survey and Oregon State University over the next two years will create the most detailed maps ever generated of the seafloor along Oregon's coast. Read More...  

Washington State Awards $11 Million In Grants For Streams, Fish, Watershed Health
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Washington's Department of Ecology and the state's governor this week announced the award of $11 million in grants to local entities to improve water availability, water quality and fisheries habitat across the state. Read More...  
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