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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 12, 2003
September 12, 2003

1. FALL CHINOOK PASSING BONNEVILLE BREAK SINGLE DAY RECORD
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
No one knows how the rest of the 2003 upriver fall chinook salmon return to the Columbia River will play out. Certain, however, is the knowledge that more migrating fall chinook salmon passed Bonneville Dam Thursday -- 45,884 adults -- than on any single day since the dam was completed in 1938. Read More...  

2. CORPS BEGINS COLUMBIA RIVER MOUTH SEDIMENT PROJECT
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is kicking off this month a regional sediment management project that looks at how sediment naturally moves and how to keep it in the littoral zone at the mouth of the Columbia River. Read More...  

3. RELATIONSHIP OF BPA TRANSMISSION TO FISH OPERATIONS DISCUSSED
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Representatives of the Bonneville Power Administration's transmission group told the multi-agency Technical Management Team this week that operations to protect endangered fish at dams impact the transmission system -- and transmission system emergencies can also affect fisheries operations. Read More...  

4. MAJOR NW POWER OUTAGE UNLIKELY; BUT SYSTEM NOT FOOLPROOF
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
A major electricity blackout like the one that hit the East Coast and parts of the Midwest on Aug. 14 is unlikely in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to actions that were taken in response to a similar blackout that hit much of the West Coast in August 1996. Read More...  

5. COUNCIL WORKS ON FISH/WILDLIFE PROJECT SPENDING FOR 2004
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council began the now-delicate process of shifting from one fiscal year to the next by recommending Wednesday that more than $154 million in fish and wildlife program "expense" and another $58 million in "capital" projects be funded by the Bonneville Power Administration during fiscal 2004. Read More...  

6. COUNCIL RECOMMENDS $58.2 MILLION FOR 'CAPITAL' PROJECTS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation's Council's capital funding recommendations for fiscal year 2004 are an attempt, in some members' minds, an attempt to "catch up" in a Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program area that has lagged for a variety of reasons in recent years. Read More...  

 

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