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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 17, 2004
Sept. 17, 2004

MORE FALL CHINOOK THAN EXPECTED MEANS LOTS MORE FISHING
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
The Columbia River mainstem over the next week will see some of its heaviest fishing action in recent memory, with recreational fishers lining the banks and commercial and sport boats afloat up and downriver, all buoyed by a fall chinook salmon run that is proving to be bigger than anticipated. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE REDUCES WHOLESALE POWER RATE BY 7.5 PERCENT
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced this week that it will reduce its wholesale power rates 7.5 percent Oct. 1. The agency’s administrator said the action is aimed at strengthening the region’s economy. Read More...  

BIG SPIKE IN SALMON-EATING CORMORANTS IN COLUMBIA ESTUARY
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
Addressing the growing Columbia River estuary presence of double-breasted cormorants, and their predation on salmon, would require research, data gathering and painstaking development of a management schemes similar to the process now in midstream for Caspian terns, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials. Read More...  

RIVER MANAGERS MULL USING LIBBY WATER FOR LOWER RIVER CHUM
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
Water from Montana's Libby Dam reservoir could provide augmentation flow for threatened Lower Columbia River chum salmon at Bonneville Dam in November if flows from Libby are lowered now and the water is stored in the reservoir. Read More...  

. WHITE STURGEON ASSESSMENT FOCUSES ON HATCHERIES, RESEARCH
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
A "supplemental" biological assessment of the effects of Libby Dam operations on Kootenai River white sturgeon urges a focus on artificial production and research in the near future rather than major changes in spawning and rearing flows as a means of sustaining and recovering the beleaguered stock. Read More...  

JUDGE REDDEN DENIES FEDS’ STAY REQUEST IN UPPER SNAKE CASE
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
A U.S. Court judge on Thursday denied a request from federal attorneys that action be delayed in a lawsuit challenging NOAA Fisheries' biological opinion on operations of Bureau of Reclamation irrigation projects in the Idaho's Upper Snake River basin. Read More...  

NOAA SENDS CONGRESS REPORT ON PACIFIC SALMON RECOVERY FUND
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries this week released its report to Congress detailing the 3,213 projects undertaken since 2000 through the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Read More...  

IDAHO POWER TO SETTLE HELLS CANYON DAMS’ FISH OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
The Idaho Power Company agreed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to work towards a settlement to resolve how it will ultimately operate its Hells Canyon complex of dams to protect steelhead and salmon in the Snake River. Read More...  

COUNCIL SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR INDEPENDENT SCIENCE PANELS
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, the Columbia River Indian Tribes, and NOAA Fisheries is inviting nominations to establish a pool of candidates who are qualified and interested in potential appointment to the Independent Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) and/or the Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP). Read More...  

 

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