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Nov. 19, 2004

MONTANA FLOW AUG IMPACTS: MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2004 (PST)
A room full of scientists called together to consider the potential effects on salmon of reduced Columbia River summertime flow augmentation came away with new information, and more questions than answers. Read More...  

YEAR-END REVIEW LOOKS AT FISH FLOW TARGET AVERAGES
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2004 (PST)
After a turbulent 2003-04 winter when temperature, precipitation and water supply were difficult to predict, the Columbia River Basin will have a near normal water year in 2005, according to a prediction by Kyle Martin, hydrologist at the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission. Read More...  

RIVER MANAGERS REVIEW 2004 FISH RUNS, JUVENILE MIGRATION
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2004 (PST)
It was a big run in 2004 for yearling spring chinook and steelhead juveniles migrating out of the Snake River system. However, due to poor in-river conditions with low flows and little spill provided at dams during the spring, most of the spring juvenile fish were transported by barge to below Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

FW PROGRAM SPENDING SHOWS $136 M ILLION AVERAGE FOR 2003, 2004
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2004 (PST)
Attempts to keep the Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Program within a $139 million annual average for the 2003-2006 period are, for now, right on track, according to Bonneville Power Administration officials. Read More...  

SUBBASIN PLANS COMMENTS FOCUS ON BROADER PROGRAM ISSUES
Posted on Friday, November 19, 2004 (PST)
Public hearing testimony across the Columbia River Basin, written comments received to-date and input received in other discussions across the region have largely focused on a broad set of subbasin planning programmatic issues rather than on the specifics of the 29 management plans themselves, according to Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff. Read More...  

SUIT THREATENED OVER NOAA’S UPCOMING NEW HATCHERY POLICY
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 (PST)
The first thing NOAA Fisheries will get when it releases its new hatchery policy next year is a lawsuit, according to the Pacific Legal Foundation, which has sent the agency a 60-day notice that it will sue if the policy continues to distinguish between hatchery and naturally spawning fish. Read More...  

NEW SPILLWAY WEIR FOR ICE HARBOR UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 (PST)
Sitting in a Vancouver, Wash. shipyard is a 1.7 million pound, 105-foot by 75-foot steel structure that in March 2005 will float to Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractor is well along in the construction of the federal Columbia River power system's next removable spillway weir (RSW).
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FEDS: UPPER SNAKE PROJECTS SEPARATE FROM BASIN POWER SYSTEM
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 (PST)
Federal attorneys have asked a U.S. District Court judge to reject a request that Columbia/Snake river hydro projects' and Upper Snake River irrigation facilities' operations be evaluated as a single "action" regarding their impacts on protected salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

BPA FY2004 FINANCIALS: INCOME $3.2 BILLION, EARNINGS $66 MILLION
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced week that it ended fiscal 2004 on Sept. 30 in positive territory despite another year of low water and less-than-projected power and transmission sales revenues. Read More...  

REDD COUNT SHOWS BETTER MONTANA BULL TROUT REPRODUCTION
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 (PST)
Bull trout reproduction has improved in parts of Montana that are the
country's stronghold for the species, according to recent field surveys
conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
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