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Latest CBB News > Archives > Oct. 21, 2005
Oct. 21, 2005

ISAB TO REVIEW SPILL PROGRAM WITH RESULTS BY MID-JANUARY
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 (PST)
The Independent Scientific Advisory Board has agreed to review available data regarding the biological effectiveness of the controversial, court-ordered 2005 federal hydrosystem summer spill program. Read More...  

INTERIM OPERATIONS DEBATE INCLUDES DEC. EVIDENTIARY HEARING
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 (PST)
Federal Judge James A. Redden earlier this month gave federal agencies one year to rewrite its legally invalidated strategy for ensuring the federal Columbia River hydrosystem does not jeopardize the survival of salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

MANAGERS SET WINTER OPERATIONS FOR CHUM, LAKE PEND OREILLE
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 (PST)
Columbia River hydro and fish managers agreed Wednesday to implement two key winter operations aimed at maintaining steady flows for spawning chum salmon below Bonneville Dam and increase spawning success for kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille. Read More...  

INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS URGE EVALUATION OF SUPPLEMENTATION
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 (PST)
A joint 11-page report released last week by two independent science panels chides Columbia Basin fishery experts and policy makers for failing thus far to develop a plan for evaluating critical uncertainties -- including possible negative effects -- associated with supplementing natural spawning salmon and steelhead populations with hatchery fish. Read More...  

AGENCIES RELEASE 2004 PROGRESS REPORT ON SALMON PROTECTION
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 (PST)
Actions ranging from the installation of a new fish passage device at Ice Harbor Dam to restoration and protection of habitat are described in federal agencies' fourth annual report on efforts to improve survival of Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead stocks. Read More...  

REPORT: NEW WANAPUM DAM TURBINE INCREASES FISH SURVIVAL
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 (PST)
A final report on the fish passage tests of the new advanced design turbine at Grant County PUD’s Wanapum Dam show juvenile salmon survival rates at nearly 98 percent, says the utility. Read More...  

PACIFICORP FILES PAPERS TO PROCEED WITH CONDIT DAM REMOVAL
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 (PST)
PacifiCorp, owner of the Condit Hydroelectric Project near White Salmon, WA, announced this week that it is filing numerous draft county permit applications as a prelude to removal of the Condit Dam in 2008. Read More...  

 

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