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Latest CBB News > Archives > Oct. 29, 2004
Oct. 29, 2004

REMOVABLE SPILLWAY WEIRS: WHICH DAMS SHOULD GET THEM FIRST?
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
The group charged with setting spending priorities for fish passage improvements at federal mainstem hydro projects was asked last week whether they might want to put the Columbia River's McNary Dam ahead of the Snake's Little Goose facility for installation of so-called "removable spillway weirs" – a new surface bypass technology. Read More...  

NOAA’S DRAFT BIOP GENERATES LARGE VOLUME OF COMMENTS
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
Ranging from lengthy, detailed critiques to succinct post cards, tens of thousands of comments have poured in regarding agencies' plans to operate the federal Columbia River hydrosystem while protecting salmon and steelhead stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

CBB INTERVIEW: GREG DELWICHE, BPA’S NEW ENVIRONMENT VP
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
Greg Delwiche, a 20-year veteran of Columbia River energy and natural resource management, is the new vice president of Environment, Fish and Wildlife of the Bonneville Power Administration, the agency announced this week. Read More...  

WEATHER FORECASTERS DISCUSS NORTHWEST WINTER PREDICTIONS
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
Do El Nino conditions -- which tend to tip nature's scale toward drier, warm winter conditions in much of the Pacific Northwest -- exist this year?

That question prompted yes, no and maybe answers Thursday during the 11th annual "What will the winter be like?" gathering of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Portland's Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
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NOAA UPDATES U.S. WINTER OUTLOOK: DRIER THAN AVERAGE IN PNW
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
The National and Oceanic Atmospheric Administration recently updated its U.S. Winter Outlook for December through February, which continues to call for warmer-than-normal conditions in the West and Alaska, and cooler-than-normal conditions in the South and in areas of the mid-Atlantic coast. Read More...  

TRIBES GIVE CORPS HIGHER MARKS FOR POOL LEVELS DURING FISHERY
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
Northwest salmon fishing tribes gave higher marks this year to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for keeping pool fluctuations to a minimum at three lower Columbia River dam reservoirs during the eight weeks of treaty gillnet fishing between August and October. Read More...  

RIVER OPERATORS SET FLOWS FOR ARRIVAL OF ESA-LISTED CHUM
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
Although threatened Lower Columbia River chum salmon have yet to arrive at the reaches below Bonneville Dam to begin spawning, the Bonneville Power Administration and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed this week to narrow the band of flow fluctuations at the dam in anticipation of their arrival. Read More...  

80 TON SHAFT FOR WANAPUM DAM’S ADVANCED TURBINE ARRIVES
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
On Saturday, October 16, a 130-foot tractor-trailer with
13 axles rolled off highway 243 towards the Wanapum Dam powerhouse with
a brand new turbine shaft on board. At 80 tons, the shaft is the
heaviest piece of Grant County PUD's new Advanced Turbine.
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MONTANA BURBOT TO GET COLD WATER, NOT LOWER FLOWS
Posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 (PST)
Burbot in the Kootenai River in Montana will get much cooler water from Libby Dam in November and December as the fish prepare to spawn. However, the fish won't get the lower and slower flows requested last December. Read More...  

 

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