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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 15, 2003
August 15, 2003

1. STAY GRANTED ON DREDGING; CORPS TO MOVE FORWARD ON ROD
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board granted on Thursday a temporary stay of 14 days to Seattle-based Columbia River Alliance for Nurturing the Environment (CRANE) that effectively invalidates the Washington Department of Ecology's approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan to deepen the Columbia River by three feet. Read More...  

2. NOAA: TEST RESULTS WON'T CHANGE ICE HARBOR SPILL THIS SEASON
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The result of investigations conducted early this summer into spillway mortality at Ice Harbor Dam does not suggest that the current spill pattern at the dam needs to be changed, NOAA Fisheries said at this week's Technical Management Team meeting. Read More...  

3. YAKAMAS CALL FOR SHARING BENEFITS OF MID-COLUMBIA DAMS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
In its comments on Grant County Public Utility District's draft license application for two mid-Columbia River dams, the Yakama Nation has proposed the utility share the benefits of the dams with those who are impacted by the dams' presence.

That includes the Yakama Nation, but the tribes also include three Washington counties that touch on the two projects.
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4. NOAA RELEASES HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BIOP
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries released its long-awaited Habitat Improvement Program (HIP) biological opinion that could speed up approvals of habitat projects and, in a limited way, it could address some of Judge James Redden's concerns that the Federal Columbia River Power System 2000 BiOp does not provide enough certainty that recovery actions will occur. Read More...  

5. LATE BILLINGS, CHANGING NUMBERS FRUSTRATE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
After hearing $1.3 million in bills for 2002 work must be paid from an overtaxed 2003 budget, irritated Northwest Power and Conservation Council members this week took to task Bonneville Power Administration fish and wildlife contract management practices, and managers. Read More...  

6. COUNCIL RECOMMENDS BPA FUNDING FOR METHOW FISH SCREENS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council this week took a step toward improving salmon and steelhead survival in the north-central Washington's Methow and Twisp rivers by urging the expenditure of nearly $1 million to shield the fish from inhospitable irrigation ditches. Read More...  

 

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