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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 13, 2002
Sept. 13, 2002

1. REPORT: FISH HYDRO MEASURES COST BPA $1.5 BILLION IN FY2001
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration says that power purchases and foregone revenues forced by federal hydrosystem operations to help migrating salmon and steelhead cost the agency's ratepayers $1.5 billion during fiscal year 2001, according to a Northwest Power Planning Council report released Wednesday. Read More...  

2. ASTORIA CHANNEL HEARING FOCUSES ON ESTUARY IMPACTS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Although less strident than in the past, local residents of the lower Columbia River estuary communities still say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' and Columbia River ports' plans to deepen the river by three feet will cause irreparable harm to both the estuary and their livelihoods, while proponents of the project are calling it both an economic boon and a project that will help restore the estuary. Read More...  

3. CORPS RELEASES REPORT ON CHANNEL DEEPENING ECONOMICS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released this week a report prepared by a panel of seven economists that largely said the Corps' economic analysis of its plan to deepen the Columbia River navigation channel by three feet is reasonable and prudent. Read More...  

4. TRIBE'S HATCHERY PROGRAM BRINGING BACK SNAKE FALL CHINOOK
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Nez Perce Tribe's hatchery supplementation program -- and to some extent Mother Nature -- can be credited for this year's fall chinook salmon count at Lower Granite Dam, which is expected to set a record with a return of 10,000 adult fish.

On Monday, 604 fall chinook were counted at the dam, located 20 miles northwest of Lewiston, Idaho, on the Snake River. That's higher than the total fall season counts in six individual years since the dam was built in 1975.
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5. COUNCIL BRIEFED ON FISH CONTAMINATION, ASKED TO HELP
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Tribal officials this week asked the Northwest Power Planning Council and the Bonneville Power Administration to help launch an effort to pinpoint sources of pollutants that a recent study says are contaminating the Columbia-Snake river system, its fish and the people who eat those fish. Read More...  

 

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