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Nov 14, 2003

CONFERENCE DISCUSSES COST EFFECTIVE SALMON RECOVERY
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2003 (PST)
The public won't support salmon recovery programs if they perceive those programs are poorly managed and too expensive, Bonneville Power Administration Administrator Steve Wright told participants at a conference in Portland today.
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more conference stories here this weekend...
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WASHINGTON’S COLUMBIA RIVER INITIATIVE STUDIES WATER WITHDRAWAL VALUES
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2003 (PST)
The goal of the initiative is to create an integrated program for deciding
how new water withdrawals may be permitted while also providing support
for salmon recovery. The plan would guide the state on how up to 1 million
acre-feet might be allocated for municipal and irrigation use over a
20-year period. A new rule is scheduled to get under way next spring and be adopted about a year from now.
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BPA ENDS FISCAL YEAR WITH $555 MILLION IN NET REVENUES; MAKES OVER $1 BILLION TREASURY PAYMENT
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2003 (PST)
The agency’s audited financial results for fiscal year 2003 ending Sept. 30 show net revenues of $555 million on total revenues of $3.6 billion. However, absent bond re-financings and other actions taken by BPA to hold down rates, net revenues would have been $37 million. Read More...  

USFWS REGIONAL DIRECTOR RECEIVES TOP AWARD FOR SERVICE
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2003 (PST)
David B. Allen, regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pacific Region, has received a Meritorious Service Award for outstanding contributions and leadership. It is the Department of the Interior’s second highest award. Read More...  

FISHING FOR ESA-LISTED BULL TROUT PLANNED FOR MONTANA’S LAKE KOOCANUSA
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2003 (PST)
First it was Hungry Horse Reservoir and now it's proposed for Lake
Koocanusa -- by next spring anglers may be fishing for bull trout, a
threatened species, in both reservoirs.
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HARVEST MANAGERS, SPORT, COMMERCIAL FISHING GROUPS WORK ON SPRING CHINOOK ALLOCATION FOR 2004
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2003 (PST)
The two disparate Columbia River mainstem user groups -- commercial gill-netters and sport anglers -- on Wednesday clung stubbornly to their pet options on how the 2004 spring chinook salmon return, predicted to be bountiful, should be divided between them. Read More...  

EASTERN OREGON’S NEWEST WIND POWER PROJECT TO JOIN NORTHWEST POWER GRID
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2003 (PST)
The new wind farm will interconnect to PacifiCorp’s transmission system and deliver enough power to serve about 12,000 Pacific Power households. Read More...  

ESA-LISTED CHUM ARRIVE IN LOWER COLUMBIA; RIVER OPERATORS INCREASE FLOWS SLIGHTLY
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2003 (PST)
The higher number of chum salmon present and spawning, prompted fisheries managers in a special Technical Management Team (TMT) meeting this week to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bonneville Power Administration to raise flows at the dam in order to create more spawning habitat for the species. Read More...  

2003 TERN REPORT: WORLD’S LARGEST COLONY EATING LESS COLUMBIA RIVER SALMONIDS
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 (PST)
The colony, which now nests five miles from the river mouth on East Sand Island from April to midsummer, gobbled up an estimated 4.2 million juvenile salmonids this year as the fish forged toward the Pacific Ocean, according to a draft 2003 summary report on the summer field season.

That compares to a peak of an estimated 12.4 million consumed by the terns in 1998, the second year of the study that has been financed by the Bonneville Power Administration.
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IDAHO SEN. CRAPO REACTS TO CONSERVATION GROUPS’ STATEMENT ON UPPER SNAKE WATER LITIGATION
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 (PST)
“I'm disappointed that the plaintiffs are discussing the Upper Snake in Judge James Redden’s court,” Crapo said. “We take this threat to Idaho water and state water sovereignty very seriously. As long as the plaintiffs pursue a litigation strategy, we will be forced to aggressively defend Idaho's water and we will do just that.” Read More...  
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