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Latest CBB News > Archives > Nov. 4, 2005
Nov. 4, 2005

REDDEN ASKED TO INCREASE SPILL, FLOW AUGMENTATION IN 2006
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 (PST)
Storage reservoirs in Montana, Idaho and Washington would be held as full as possible in late winter and early spring, and water would be spilled in greater quantities in spring and summer than is currently planned at federal Columbia River hydro facilities, if a Portland-based federal judge accedes to requests submitted to his court this week. Read More...  

GREGOIRE, OTHERS REACT TO CALL FOR RIVER OPERATION CHANGES
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 (PST)
A request filed this week in U.S. District Court would in many respects change the federal government's plan for operating the federal Columbia River basin hydrosystem to benefit fish, power generation, navigation and irrigation. Read More...  

REDDEN NIXES USING SCIENCE EXPERT, EVIDENTIARY HEARING
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 (PST)
U.S. District Court Justice James A. Redden will not appoint a special scientific expert to evaluate testimony or hold a special session to hear scientific debate as he works toward a decision on how federal Columbia River hydro projects will be operate this winter, spring and fall to protect migrating salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

FEDS RELEASE SUMMER SPILL ECONOMIC, FISH SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 (PST)
A federal report issued this week notes high rates of survival for juvenile salmon migrants through Columbia and Snake river hydro projects during this past summer's court-ordered spill program, but says the uncertainty remains over whether spill should be the preferred fish passage tool during the warmest of months. Read More...  

EPA LAUNCHES STRATEGY TO REDUCE COLUMBIA RIVER TOXICS
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 (PST)
In response to concerns about toxicity levels in the Columbia River, the Environmental Protection Agency has launched the “Shared Strategy for Columbia River Toxic Reduction.” Read More...  

IDAHO POWER ASKS FERC TO PROCEED ON HELLS CANYON ANALYSIS
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 (PST)
Idaho Power has advised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to proceed with the issuance of the “Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis” in the relicensing proceeding for the company’s Hells Canyon Complex. Read More...  

RESEARCH ADVANCE MAY HELP UNDERSTAND OCEAN ECOLOGY
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 (PST)
Scientists at Oregon State University have successfully cultured in a laboratory a microorganism with a gene for an alternate form of photochemistry – an advance that may ultimately help shed light on the ecology of the world’s oceans. Read More...  

 

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