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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 18, 2006
August 18, 2006

CORPS’S FISH MITIGATION BUDGET IN 2007 STRESSES SURFACE BYPASS
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 (PST)
About 35 percent -- an estimated $29 million -- of the fiscal year 2007 Columbia River Fish Mitigation program budget will be focused on projects to provide surface bypass for juvenile salmon and steelhead at hydro projects on the Columbia and Snake rivers, according to priorities set by the System Configuration Team. Read More...  

MORE WATER STORAGE FOR YAKIMA BASIN; WHAT WILL IT TAKE?
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 (PST)
Bold leadership and political compromise will be necessary if irrigators in the Yakima River Basin expect congressional approval and funding to build Black Rock Reservoir for off-stream storage. Read More...  

COUNCIL ENTERS STRETCH RUN ON PROJECT FUNDING DECISIONS
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 (PST)
A number of funding decisions remain in limbo as the Northwest Power and Conservation Council enters the stretch run in deciding which of $1 billion in funding requests will fit into a fish and wildlife program budget that holds about half that amount for fiscal years 2007-2009. Read More...  

YAKAMAS SIGN FISH PROTECTION AGREEMENT WITH GRANT PUD
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 (PST)
Yakama Nation tribal leaders today signed on to a comprehensive and long-term adaptive management program for the protection, mitigation and enhancement of salmon, steelhead and other species affected by Grant County PUD’s Priest Rapids Project. Read More...  

‘WOBBLING’ JET STREAM IMPACTS UPWELLING, MARINE FOOD WEB
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2006 (PST)
A team of nearly 60 scientists, which just wrapped up a five-year study of the ocean circulation, biology and chemistry off the Oregon coast, has discovered a new cycle of activity in the Jet Stream that has a major influence on upwelling and ocean productivity. Read More...  

 

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