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October 31, 2008

Fed BiOp Filing: Comprehensive, Grounded In Science, Improves Status Quo, ESA Compliant
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
Calling a new Columbia River basin salmon protection plan a worsening of the status quo "reflects a stubborn and dogmatic refusal to look honestly at the effect of past mitigation, current data, and recent fish counts," according documents filed by federal attorneys late last week in U.S. District Court. Read More...  

New Study: Salmon Smolt Survival Similar In Dammed Columbia, Undammed Fraser
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
A new study by researchers in Oregon and British Columbia has found that survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead during their migration from the headwaters to the sea down two large Northwest rivers -- the Columbia and the Fraser – is remarkably similar despite one major difference. Read More...  

Miniature Tagging, Tracking Opens Secrets: Where Do Fish Come From, Where Do They Go?
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
Scientists have proven new miniature tagging and tracking technologies can follow the travels of small salmon through vast distances and highly dissimilar waters - from as far as the Rocky Mountain headwaters of the Columbia River through the ocean to the coast of Alaska. Read More...  

Project Under Way To Return Salmon, Steelhead to Crooked, Metolius, Upper Deschutes Rivers
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
A frantic fall and winter of construction lies ahead to prepare for the first outmigration of spring chinook salmon and steelhead from central Oregon's Crooked and Metolius rivers and the Deschutes' upper reaches since 1968. Read More...  

Groups Challenge Lake Roosevelt Storage Release Agreement
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
A pair of environmental groups, one indigenous and the other not, have filed appeals challenging Washington state approval of a plan to tap as much as an additional 132,500 acre-feet of water from Lake Roosevelt each year to feed farms and municipalities and keep salmon afloat. Read More...  

Climate Impacts Group Fall Issue Newsletter Includes Climate Outlook, Streamflow Forecasts
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
The fall issue of "The Pacific Northwest Climate CIGnal", the Climate Impacts Group's electronic newsletter, has been posted to the CIG website at

The following topics are included in this quarter's issue:

* Pacific Northwest climate outlook
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City of Camas' New Water Rights To Enhance 18 Miles Of Habitat For Listed Fish
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has issued four new water rights for the city of Camas intended to spur economic growth for the southwest Washington community and help protect salmon runs and critical fish habitat. Read More...  

Steelhead From Snake River's Oxbow Hatchery Could Be Stocked In Boise River
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
Forget the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner this year; fresh, smoked steelhead might be on the menu after the big fish are released into the Boise River in November. Read More...  


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