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Latest CBB News > Archives > October 30, 2009
October 30, 2009

Plan To Evaluate Whether Salmon Passage Survival At Lower Columbia Dams Meets BiOp Targets
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The Independent Scientific Review Panel has given a thumbs-up to a research plan aimed at evaluating whether, and by how much, salmon survival at Columbia-Snake river dams is improved by actions called for in NOAA Fisheries' Federal Columbia River Power System biological opinion. Read More...  

Filings By Feds, Three States, Six Tribes Call BiOp Robust, Legal, Based On Best Science
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Upon further review, the plan of action for protecting imperiled Columbia-Snake river salmon and steelhead that migrate through the federal hydro system is the most robust ever developed and built on the best available science, according to legal briefs filed Oct. 23 by the government and supportive "sovereigns." Read More...  

Big Snake River Numbers: Over 300,000 Steelhead Cross Lower Granite, Jacks and Coho Set Records
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The 2009 season's Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead runs are beginning to ebb but not before allowing fish counters to tally some remarkable numbers. Read More...  

Hells Canyon Steelhead Run Gives Opportunity For Trap-And-Truck Fishing Above Dams
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
This year's stellar Snake River steelhead spawning run includes a hatchery component that typically stalls at a dead-end along the Oregon-Idaho border that is called Hells Canyon Dam. Read More...  

Kootenai Tribe’s Efforts At Rebuilding Kokanee In Idaho Panhandle Showing Success
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
It isn't exactly on the fish recovery front burner, yet a Kootenai Tribe of Idaho effort to rekindle populations of kokanee in Idaho Panhandle streams is showing signs of success. Read More...  

Meetings Set On Columbia River Sturgeon, Spring Chinook Management For 2010
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Washington and Oregon fishery managers will seek public comments on issues affecting future fisheries for Columbia River white sturgeon and spring chinook salmon at meetings scheduled next month in Vancouver, Wash., and Astoria, Ore. Read More...  

Thousands Of Surplus Coho Being Processed For Oregon Food Bank Distribution
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Thousands of surplus coho are being processed at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fish hatcheries along the North Coast and Columbia River in preparation for distribution to the hungry through food banks around the state. Read More...  

Northwest Energy Grid Projects Receive $114 Million In Stimulus Grant Awards
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
President Barack Obama this week announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in U.S. history, funding a broad range of technologies intended to spur the nation's transition to a more efficient and reliable electric system. Read More...  

Analysis Focuses On Rapid Groundwater Declines, Northern Half Of Oregon 'Going Down Fast'
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Although declining streamflows and half-full reservoirs have gotten most of the attention in water conflicts around the United States, some of the worst battles of the next century may be over groundwater, experts say -- a critical resource often taken for granted until it begins to run out. Read More...  

Blasting Basalt From One-Mile Of Columbia River Bottom Will Close Out Channel Deepening
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Workers under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin blasting basalt from the bottom of the Columbia River Nov. 1. Read More...  
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