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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009

2009 Summer Steelhead Run Approaching 400,000 Fish, Third Best Return In 70 Years
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The Columbia River basin's 2009 "upriver" summer steelhead run is muscling its way toward elite status as the count of the silvery spawners climbing Bonneville Dam's fish ladders approaches 400,000. Read More...  

Completion Of $50 Million Dalles Dam Fish Guidance Wall Tops Mainstem Mitigation List
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
A $22.3 million estimated expenditure to complete an 830-foot fish guidance wall at the The Dalles Dam tops the list of work that will be funded in fiscal year 2010 through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Columbia River Fish Mitigation Project. Read More...  

Quagga Mussels Called 'Biological Wildfire'; 'Nothing Is Going To Save The Salmon If This Gets In'
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council was told last week that it needs to get more involved itself, and use its influence to stir up others, if the Columbia River basin is to dodge the looming threat of invasive quagga mussels. Read More...  

Tahoe Report: Fast-Growing Asian Clam Invasion Could Aid Western Spread Of Quagga, Zebra Mussels
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The annual Lake Tahoe health report released this week describes a spreading Asian clam population that could put sharp shells and rotting algae on the spectacular mountain lake's popular beaches and possibly aid an invasion of quagga and zebra mussels, say researchers from University of California, Davis and University of Nevada, Reno. Read More...  

Fall Chinook, Coho Returns Ahead Of 10-year Average; Tribal Commercial Dates Set
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
Three tribal commercial fishing periods on the Columbia River mainstem above Bonneville Dam were approved Tuesday in anticipation of building fall chinook and coho salmon returns. Read More...  

More Water From Dworshak To Counter Warm Weather, Warm Water From Hells Canyon
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
Flows out of west-central Idaho's Dworshak Dam were increased this week in an attempt counteract the effects of a hot spell and increased flows from the Hells Canyon Complex of dams on lower Snake River water temperatures. Read More...  

USGS Study Documents Widespread Mercury Contamination In Fish Nationwide
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
Scientists detected mercury contamination in every fish sampled in 291 streams across the country, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study released this week. Read More...  

NOAA: July Showed Warmest Global Ocean Surface Temperatures On Record
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The planet's ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for July, breaking the previous high mark established in 1998, according to an analysis by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. Read More...  

Idaho Sets Wolf Hunting Season: Conservation Groups Seek To Block In Court
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission this week set harvest limits for Idaho's first public wolf hunting season this fall. Read More...  

Washington DOE Notifies 6,630 Defendants In Yakima Water Rights Adjudication
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 (PST)
Washington's Department of Ecology has published legal ads today in three central Washington newspapers notifying 6,630 lawsuit defendants of a court hearing on water right claims in the Yakima River Basin adjudication. Read More...  
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