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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 6, 2002
Sept. 6, 2002

1. GAO: FEDS NEED BETTER MEASURE OF SALMON RECOVERY SUCCESS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The federal Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead recovery effort can list $3.8 billion in costs over the past 20 years, but can not identify a biological benefits bottom line, according to a report recently released by U.S. General Accounting Office. Read More...  

2. RAND REPORT LOOKS AT ECONOMICS OF LOWER SNAKE DAM REMOVAL
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A report by the RAND Corporation says removal of the four lower Snake River dams and replacing the lost power with at least 20 percent conservation and renewable energy would have a negligible effect on the Northwest's economy and could even add up to 15,000 new jobs. Read More...  

3. TRIBES OPEN DIALOGUE ON COLUMBIA RIVER FISH CONTAMINATION
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Northwest Indians have opened dialogue among tribal members that presents a paradox: Eating salmon, a traditional food with religious significance and many health benefits, in the face of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study that says consumption of polluted Columbia River fish likely causes illness. Read More...  

4. BPA CHIEF DISCUSSES CUTTING COSTS WITH REGION'S FISH MANAGERS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Bonneville Power Administration administrator Steve Wright last week challenged the Columbia Basin's federal, state and tribal fish and wildlife managers to identify potential cost reductions that could help the agency limit future power rate increases. Read More...  

5. FALL CHINOOK COUNTS MOUNT AT BONNEVILLE DAM
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Anglers up and down the Columbia River are sharing the bounty as fall chinook salmon course their way upriver.

Sport and tribal and non-Indian fishers are hauling in chinook in numbers unprecedented in recent years. The fall chinook return to the river mouth was predicted to be 659,800 adult fish -- the third highest since 1948 behind those of 1987 and 1988. That number is expected to include nearly 500,000 chinook from hatcheries and spawning grounds above Bonneville Dam.
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