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October 17, 2008

Most 2008 Fish Returns Up: Upriver Spring Chinook Downtick Leads To Slight Overharvest
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
The 2008 season so far has been full of surprises -- some good and some bad -- for Columbia River mainstem fishery managers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Bill Tweit told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Thursday. Read More...  

States Consider Scenarios For Allocating Sport, Commercial Spring Chinook Harvest
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
A range of scenarios for the harvest allocation of lower Columbia River mainstem spring chinook are being explored by a new Oregon-Washington panel assembled to find a solution for the constant tug-o-war between sport and commercial fishing interests. Read More...  

Council OKs Fish/Wildlife Managers' Request To Extend Comment Time On F&W Program Amendments
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, with some reluctance, voted 7-1 Thursday to allow more time for the submittal of comments on its draft amendments to the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

Dam Removal/Supplementation Aimed At Restoring Natural Spawners To Hood River
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
The planned removal of north-central Oregon's Powerdale Dam in 2010 will allow salmon and steelhead unimpeded access to the Hood River's upper reaches and restore natural flows, but it will also take away one of the key tools in efforts to rebuild those species' populations. Read More...  

Montana Plan To Remove Cutthroat Hybrids Gets Scientific Go-Ahead, With Qualifications
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
A novel project that would remove hybridized westslope cutthroat trout from northwest Montana mountain lakes and replace them with pure local "cutts" has gotten the scientific go-ahead to complete final designs for retrofitting hatchery facilities. Read More...  

NRC Recommends EPA Adopt Watershed-Based Permit System For Stormwater Discharges
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
Radical changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's stormwater program are necessary to reverse degradation of fresh water resources and ensure progress toward the Clean Water Act's goal of "fishable and swimmable" waters, says a new report from the National Research Council. Read More...  

Coho Returns Boosted From 68,600 To 200,000, Many Fish Larger Than Usual
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
Lower Columbia River commercial fishermen got the go-ahead for more fishing this week, though not as much as they'd like given a surprisingly strong return of large silvery coho salmon. Read More...  

Upriver Coho Surge Allows More Tribal Commercial Fishing Days Above Bonneville
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
With the upriver coho salmon run still surging and fishing interest still high, tribal fishers will again spread their nets next week in Columbia River reservoirs above Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

BPA Makes 25th Annual Payment -- $963 Million for 2008 – To U.S. Treasury
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week announced it is making its 25th consecutive annual payment to the U.S. Treasury -- a total of $963 million for fiscal year 2008, which ended Sept. 30. Read More...  

Corps Splits John Day Dam And The Dalles Dam Into Separate Projects
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
Col. Steven R. Miles, commander of the Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has decided to split John Day and The Dalles dams into two separate projects. Read More...  
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