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Latest CBB News > Archives > Sept. 24, 2004
Sept. 24, 2004

PANEL: HOW TO MANAGE FISH FOR CHANGING OCEAN CONDITIONS?
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 (PST)
A panel discussion Thursday focused on what might be done in the coming years and decades to maintain that buffer that Columbia River basin salmon populations will inevitably need when "ocean conditions" worsen and creeping global warming brings negative changes to their freshwater home as well. Read More...  

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PIKEMINNOW CONTROL PROGRAM FAVORABLE
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 (PST)
An economic analysis of the most popular and visible predator control program in the Columbia River Basin found the program to be a cost-effective of salmon recovery tool. In addition, the study provided some ways to improve the program's effectiveness. Read More...  

MORE WARM WEATHER; PRECIPITATION PREDICTIONS MIXED
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 (PST)
The global average surface temperature has been warming for over a century and the last two years have been two of the warmest on record. And, the warmth will continue, according to climatologists at this week's Climate and Water Resources Forecasts workshop in Portland. Read More...  

FEDS FILE BRIEF STRESSING NEED TO DREDGE LOWER SNAKE
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 (PST)
Federal attorneys say opponents of a 2004-2005 Snake/Clearwater River dredging plan exaggerate the project's potential impacts on protected salmon stocks and downplay economic and safety problems that exist if the shipping channel is not cleared. Read More...  

TWO-YEAR SUBBASIN PLANNING SPENDING TO BE UNDER BUDGET
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 (PST)
A Columbia River basin "subbasin" planning effort that began more than two years ago has entered its stretch run with total spending expected to be $13.6 million through the end of the calendar year -- $1.6 million less than the $15.2 million originally earmarked by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and Bonneville Power Administration. Read More...  

EPA APPROVES POLLUTANT LIMITS FOR 200 MILES OF SNAKE RIVER
Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004 (PST)
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved limits on pollutants in more than two hundred miles of the Snake River, from the Idaho/Oregon border near Adrian, Oregon to the inflow of the Salmon River. Read More...  

USFWS ISSUES FINAL BULL TROUT HABITAT DESIGNATION
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced critical habitat designations
for bull trout Wednesday, covering just a fraction of areas originally
proposed for designation.
Read More...  

RUN NUMBERS JUSTIFY LOWER RIVER FISHING THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 (PST)
Columbia River mainstem fishery managers could say mission accomplished Monday after deciding that sport fishing for fall chinook salmon will remain open through Sept. 30 on the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS FOR LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER GILLNETTERS
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 (PST)
A good news/bad news scenario played out this week for lower Columbia River mainstem gill-netters who hauled in more fall chinook than expected but were forced off the water in order to preserve a sliver of their harvest share for later in the season. Read More...  

COUNCIL LAUNCHES DRAFT FIFTH POWER PLAN OUT FOR COMMENT
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week unveiled its draft Fifth Northwest Power Plan, a blueprint for an adequate, low-cost and low-risk energy future in the wake of the West Coast energy crisis of 2000/2001. Read More...  
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