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Latest CBB News > Archives > October 5, 2001
October 5, 2001

1. 2001: A BAD YEAR FOR SALMON, STEELHEAD JUVENILES
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
Some of the lowest river flows on record, coupled with no spill, or
reduced spill provided too late at Columbia Basin dams to move the main
body of juvenile migrants downstream, resulted this spring and summer in
lower than ever in-river survival for juvenile salmon and steelhead.

By anyone's spin, it was a bad year for salmon and steelhead juveniles.
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2. GROUPS TARGET APPEAL OF COASTAL COHO DELISTING
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
Seven environmental and fishing groups on Tuesday filed a series of
legal measures they hope will lead to an appeal of U.S. District Court
Judge Michael Hogan's Sept. 10 decision that has resulted in the
delisting of the Oregon coastal coho.
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3. LOCKE LAUNCHES NEW ?COLUMBIA RIVER REGIONAL INITIATIVE'
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
Gov. Gary Locke on Monday launched a "sweeping new Columbia River Regional Initiative" he says is aimed at improving Columbia and Snake river water management for the benefit of fish and humans. Read More...  

4. COUNCIL CONSIDERS FREEZE ON NEW FISH PROJECT FUNDING
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council is pondering a "freeze" on funding
for new fish and wildlife projects until it can judge the full weight of
growing demands stemming from its newly instituted provincial review
process and from federal hydrosystem biological opinions.
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5. SPRING FLOWS FOR CHUM MISSED THE MARK
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
Chum flows last season cost the Northwest hydroelectric system a
significant amount of valuable water and partially depleted headwater
storage reservoirs. Despite this effort, when regional fisheries and
operations managers shut off chum flows in mid-March, only 20 percent of
Columbia River chum had emerged from mainstem redds and even fewer had
emerged from Hardy Creek and Hamilton Springs spawning areas.
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6. BPA QUIETLY ENDS POWER EMERGENCY
Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration officially ended Oct. 3 a power
emergency that had been in effect since April 3.

The emergency was declared by BPA administrator Steve Wright when the
agency realized that a combination West Coast power shortage, high
wholesale electricity prices and a drought that had depleted water
supplies caused the reliability of the region's electricity system to be
in peril.
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