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August 27, 2004

SCIENTISTS: ONE-FOURTH SUBBASIN PLANS SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Scientists asked by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council to review "subbasin plans" say that "approximately one quarter of the plans are complete enough to serve as standalone, scientifically sound amendments to the Fish and Wildlife Program without major additional treatment." Read More...  

CRITFC TRIBES PURSUE COMMERICAL FISH PROCESSING CENTER
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Four Columbia River treaty tribes, with the aid of a federal grant, will explore the potential for siting a commercial fish processing center along the Columbia River with the goal of enhancing their share in the market place. Read More...  

MONTANA CONSIDERS LIFTING WALLEYE BAN WEST OF DIVIDE
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has developed a short list of lakes as possible sites for future stocking of sterile walleye, a controversial proposal that will be the topic of a meeting in Missoula Sept. 8. Read More...  

AGREEMENT COULD SET WATER RIGHTS FOR IDAHO SCENIC RIVERS
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Another chunk of the Snake River Basin Adjudication was settled last week with an agreement among parties on water rights in six Idaho rivers federally designated as Wild and Scenic Rivers and in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Read More...  

RIVER OPERATORS HOLD FIRM ON FILLING SNAKE RESERVOIRS SEPT. 1
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Against some salmon managers' objections, the Bonneville Power Administration and Army Corps of Engineers this week held firm to their proposal to begin filling reservoirs behind Snake River dams Sept. 1. Read More...  

GROUP ASKS CORPS TO RETHINK CHANNEL DEEPENING ECONOMICS
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Northwest Environmental Advocates has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw its Record of Decision on its Columbia River channel improvement project in light of new information that NWEA said could substantially change the economics of the project. Read More...  

CANTWELL RELEASES TAPES SHOWING ENRON POWER DIVERSION
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) released this week recorded audio tapes of Enron traders and executives planning to ship "fish kill" power out of California and into other Southwest electricity markets during the West Coast energy crisis in 2000. Read More...  

USFWS ISSUES $2.2 MILLION IN NORTHWEST CONSERVATION GRANTS
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Dave Allen, regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Pacific Region, this week highlighted the approval of more than $2.2 million in grants to private landowners, conservation organizations and Native American tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho for conservation projects to benefit endangered, threatened and at-risk species and other wildlife. Read More...  

CENTRAL OREGON RECEIVES INTERIOR WATER CHALLENGE GRANT
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 (PST)
Interior Secretary Gale Norton last week presented the Central Oregon Irrigation District with a Water 2025 Challenge Grant Award to assist in addressing long-term water needs in the Deschutes River basin. Read More...  

NEW REPORT DOCUMENTS SHAD, PREDATOR IMPACTS ON SALMON
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 (PST)
Large numbers of non-native American shad appear to be filling a food niche in the Lower Columbia River that allows aquatic predators to grow faster and, ultimately, take a bigger bite out of salmon populations that fish managers and others are trying to rebuild. Read More...  
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