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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 5, 2003
September 5, 2003

1. APPEALS COURT RULES IN BPA'S FAVOR ON 2001 POWER EMERGENCY
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration did not violate the "equitable treatment mandate" for Columbia Basin fish and wildlife when it declared an emergency during the 2001 drought and power crisis, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week. Read More...  

2. RIVER MANAGERS BEGIN CONVERSATION ON SETTING SPILL LIMITS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The multi-agency Implementation Team met this week to begin discussions about how to determine when spring and summer spill should begin and end, concluding that it needed more historical fish passage information before it can provide the guidance for making those determinations in-season. Read More...  

3. ANOTHER BIG FALL CHINOOK RETURN EXPECTED; FISHING BEGINS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Non-Indian and tribal commercial fishers, as well as sport anglers, on the Columbia River mainstem have begun to feast on what is expected to be another sizeable return of fall chinook salmon.

"They're really starting to catch fish in the sport fishery," Patrick Frazier, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Columbia River Management Program leader, said last week. "What that tells us is that there is a pile of fish in the river."
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4. COUNCIL, BPA WORK ON NEW FISH PROJECT BUDGET RULES
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
A new set of budgeting rules is taking shape that will dictate how $556 million in Northwest ratepayer revenues are delivered to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's fish and wildlife program, and how that money is accounted for, during fiscal years 2003-2006. Read More...  

5. PRESIDENT BUSH SPEAKS AT ICE HARBOR DAM
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The following is the transcript of President's Bush's remarks on Columbia Basin salmon restoration delivered August 22 at Ice Harbor Dam on the Lower Snake River. Read More...  

6. GROUPS THREATEN SUIT OVER UPPER SNAKE PROJECT OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
A coalition of business, fishing, and conservation groups have sent a legal warning to the federal Bureau of Reclamation and NOAA Fisheries that the operation of 10 dams and reservoirs on the upper Snake River in Idaho needs to be re-evaluated to avoid harm to salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

7. STATE BOARD EXTENDS STAY ON CHANNEL DEEPENING APPROVAL
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) extended into October its 14-day stay it granted in mid-August to Seattle-based Columbia River Alliance for Nurturing the Environment (CRANE). Read More...  

 

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