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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 26, 2003
September 26, 2003

1. ANALYSIS: POOR ADULT RETURNS FOR IN-RIVER MIGRANTS IN 2001
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
Favorable ocean conditions are credited in large part with recent years' revival of Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead stocks, but they do not appear to have overridden harm done to juvenile outmigrants as they swam toward the Pacific during 2001's severe drought, according to analysis done by state and federal scientists. Read More...  

2. NPCC'S ECONOMISTS TO CONSIDER COST/BENEFIT SPILL OPTIONS
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
Economists who advise the Northwest Power and Conservation Council are putting the final touches on a plan for a study designed to help the Council consider options for summer spill based upon the costs and benefits of those options. Read More...  

3. GRANT PUD MEETS SURVIVAL GOALS AT TWO MID-COLUMBIA DAMS
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
Grant County Public Utility District said preliminary results of biological studies are showing that the utility is meeting survival targets this year for juvenile salmon through its two Mid-Columbia River dams. Read More...  

4. MID-C DAMS GET FIRST HYDRO HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries approved late last month Habitat Conservation Plans for three Mid-Columbia River hydroelectric projects that will put the dam operations on the road to achieving no net impacts on two Endangered Species Act-listed salmon species and three non-listed species. Read More...  

5. CRAPO TO LEAD TALKS SATURDAY ON UPPER SNAKE WATER USE
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo announced this week that he will wing his way home from Washington, D.C., this weekend to broker negotiations between water users, salmon advocates and environmentalists, federal agency leaders, legislators, and others on aimed at resolving conflicts over Idaho water relative to salmon recovery. Read More...  

6. RECORD HARVEST MAY PUT SPORT FISHING OVER IMPACT ALLOCATION
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
A record harvest this year in the lower Columbia River mainstem may push recreational fishers over their limit for returning fall chinook salmon, but Oregon and Washington state fishery officials have decided to stay the course. Read More...  

7. NW INDIAN LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION ON FISH CONTAMINANTS
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
Northwest Indian leaders, outraged over toxic contaminants poisoning the fish tribal members eat, are demanding the federal government cleanup the mess and reduce further pollution in the Columbia River Basin. Read More...  

8. HYDRO LICENSING REFORMS IN DRAFT ENERGY BILL
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
Republican congressional leaders this week modified a hydroelectric dam relicensing reform provision in the comprehensive energy bill to win the support of state fish and game agencies. Read More...  

9. HOUSE BILL REQUIRES NEW REVIEWS FOR LARGE CORPS PROJECTS
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
Feasibility studies conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers for major new construction projects would have to undergo independent expert review under a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Read More...  

10. FISH MANAGERS, OTHERS DISCUSS RECOVERY PLANNING PROCESS
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PST)
The most vocal of Washington state's five regional salmon recovery planning groups -- representing the Snake River -- has a goal beyond the obvious, according to state officials.
The most vocal of Washington state's five regional salmon recovery planning groups -- representing the Snake River -- has a goal beyond the obvious, according to state officials.
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