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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sep 10, 1999
Sep 10, 1999

1. CORPS DELAYS SNAKE EIS, NMFS DELAYS BIOPS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week announced a delay in
releasing its draft environmental impact statement that will recommend
the fate of four lower Snake River dams.
In a related announcement, the National Marine Fisheries Service says
it
will delay its biological opinion on how the federal Columbia River
power system should be operated to restore endangered fish runs.
The Corps had intended to release the Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon
Migration Feasibility Study and EIS in
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158 cases, but issues such as law enforcement, coded-wire tags, gas
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
supersaturation, monitoring and evaluation, predator control, captive
propagation, lamprey, coordination funding, and wildlife mitigation
proposals will be given closer Council scrutiny.
The Council discussed FY2000 funding proposals during an Aug. 30-31
workshop in Portland. It is scheduled to make recommendations to the
Bonneville Power Administration later this month.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking $379,000 through the
Council program to complete a fourth year of ...
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1998 at a fish trap on the property. While PGE did not purchase the
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
upstream spawning habitat, it did purchase much of the mid-section
of
the creek where smolts rear.
"We are protecting the corridor the fish have to pass through," said
John Esler, project manager in PGE's Hydro Licensing department. "Most
of the spawning is further up in the tributaries."
He said the purchase will allow PGE, or whoever manages the land in
the
future, to effect temperature, water quality and flow in the creek's
rearing area.
"This is prime rearing habitat on what ...
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31, 1999. The license expires in December 2001.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
However, the license has been contested by the Warm Springs Tribes,
which is expected to also file with FERC in December.
PGE purchased the land with money from a $10 million fund promised by
PGE and Enron when they merged in 1997.
"We were looking for merger support and worked with some environmental
groups to determine what we should do to improve the rivers where we
have hydro projects," Esler said. "We agreed that it wouldn't be for
science, nor for hydro relicensing."
The fund ...
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