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

RIVER OPERATORS DISCUSS REFINEMENT OF SPILL DECISION MAKING
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
The Fish Passage Center indicated this week that changing the basis of ending spill at Snake and Columbia River dams from the planning date of Aug. 31 -- contained in the NOAA Fisheries biological opinion -- to fish passage data may not always lead to spill ending in August. Read More...  

SUBBASIN PLANS COUNTDOWN HEADING INTO FINAL MONTHS
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
It's seven months and counting down until dozens of subbasin plans -- intended to be the essence of a regional Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife program -- fall into the laps of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, its staff, the Independent Scientific Review Panel and the public. Read More...  

RIVER MANAGERS COMPLETE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR FY2004
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
A one-year operating plan for federal dams was completed this week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Technical Management Team -- as required by NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000 biological opinions. Read More...  

BPA/UTILITIES SETTLEMENT TERMS FINAL AND AWAITING SIGNINGS
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration and members of the two major utility groups in the region have signed a proposed litigation settlement that would roll back the Bonneville Power Administration's wholesale rates 7.4 percent if ratified by all remaining public utility litigants, BPA officials said this week. Read More...  

ONLY TWO OR THREE SOCKEYE RETURN TO STANLEY BASIN THIS YEAR
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
The adult return of endangered Snake River sockeye salmon to Idaho remains a trickle, defying the upward trend witnessed for most other Columbia River Basin salmon and steelhead stock in recent years. Read More...  

IDAHO'S PEND OREILLE LAKE COMMISSION APPROVES DRAWDOWN
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
The Lake Pend Oreille Commission agreed this week to a deep drawdown of the lake that was requested by fisheries agencies in order to accommodate a 10-year study of the impacts of fall and winter lake levels on kokanee spawning. Kokanee are important forage for the lake's threatened bull trout population. Read More...  

PIKEMINNOW: 197, 977 FISH CAUGHT FOR A $1 MILLION BOUNTY
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
Columbia/Snake river mainstem sport reward fishing season for northern pikeminnow ended Oct. 12 with anglers cashing in $1 million worth of vouchers for doing what researchers say is a job well done. Read More...  

RECLAMATION BUREAU URGES PASSAGE OF FISH SCREEN LEGISLATION
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
The head of the has urged senators to pass legislation allowing Bureau of Reclamation the agency to fund and construct fish screens and passage improvements at non-federal irrigation facilities in Oregon and Washington state to aid salmon recovery. Read More...  

ISRP EMBARKS ON REVIEW OF CORPS' COLUMBIA RESEARCH PROJECTS
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
The Independent Scientific Review Panel completed the first leg of its mission to review the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' research program that guides salmon and steelhead survival improvement efforts in federal Columbia/Snake mainstem hydrosystem. Read More...  

KLAMATH REPORT URGES BROADER RESTORATION INITIATIVES
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003 (PST)
Instead of focusing primarily on how water levels and flows affect endangered and threatened fish in Oregon's Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River -- which runs from the lake and down through northern California before emptying into the Pacific -- federal agencies charged with protecting the fish should pay greater attention to other causes of harm, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. Read More...  
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