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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 16, 2005
September 16, 2005

CORPS, NOAA STUDYING IMPACTS OF SUMMER SPILL ON SNAKE FISH
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PST)
Researchers and data analysts are in the midst of measuring the impacts of this year's court-ordered summer spill regime at Columbia/Snake river dams upon migrating juvenile salmon and Bonneville Power Administration ratepayers. Read More...  

FISH PASSAGE CENTER OFFERS PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS ON SPILL
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PST)
The Fish Passage Center this week released a "preliminary analysis" concluding that survival levels of juvenile salmon migrating "in-river" through the lower Snake River this summer were "the highest recorded in recent years." Read More...  

CORPS DETAILS NEW SNAKE, COLUMBIA SURFACE PASSAGE STRATEGY
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PST)
A draft "Snake and Columbia River Surface Passage Strategy" completed this summer by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cites early successes of the fish passage technology and calls for a reasoned process to decide how, when and where installation will unfold at other hydro facilities in the system. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS, OTHERS OFFER POLICY OPTIONS FOR SAVING SALMON
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PST)
Current efforts to save wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest and California almost certainly will fail.

That’s the grim conclusion of 33 salmon scientists, policy analysts and wild salmon advocates participating in a year-long initiative to create policy options that would sustain wild runs of salmon in the West.
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COUNCIL STAFF: PNW LIKELY HAS ELECTRICITY SURPLUS THIS WINTER
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PST)
The Pacific Northwest appears to have a surplus of electricity for the coming fall and winter, according to an analysis by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

DECISION ON PROJECT SELECTION PROCESS DELAYED A MONTH
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PST)
A decision on when to trigger its next project selection process was delayed for at least month while the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Fish and Wildlife Committee continues to ponder such issues as the overall allocation of funds across the region and its research, monitoring and evaluation desires. Read More...  

COLUMBIA RIVER MOUTH CREATES HUGE WAVES BENEATH SURFACE
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PST)
Waves the height of a 10-story building regularly propagate beneath the ocean surface into the north Pacific from the mouth of the Columbia River, carrying near-surface organisms and chemicals halfway to the ocean floor. Read More...  

 

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