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Nov. 21, 2003

TRIBES, OREGON, OTHERS COMMENT ON BIOP 2003 CHECK-IN REPORT
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 (PST)
Tribes, Oregon and conservation groups gave the Columbia River action agencies a much lower score for their efforts to meet NOAA Fisheries' 2000 biological opinion for the Federal Columbia River Power System than the agencies claimed for themselves. Read More...  

CLEARWATER FIRST SUBBASIN PLAN SUBMITTED AS AMENDMENT TO REGIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 (PST)
The clock has begun ticking on Northwest Power and Conservation Council consideration of the first of an expected 58 subbasin plan submittals -- for Idaho's Clearwater River -- as an amendment to its Columbia River basin fish and wildlife plan. Read More...  

CHANGING SUMMER SPILL: IS THERE TIME FOR A STUDY DESIGN FOR 2004?
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 (PST)
Northwest Power and Conservation Council members this week expressed concern that an effort it instigated -- to explore more cost-effective options than current summertime spill operations for moving fish past federal hydro projects -- could miss deadlines critical for 2004 implementation. Read More...  

ENERGY BILL INCLUDES MODIFIED HYDROELECTRIC DAM LICENSING REFORMS
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 (PST)
Final congressional passage of a comprehensive energy bill, including
modified hydroelectric dam relicensing reforms,was blocked on Friday in the Senate.
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COUNCIL HEARS PRESENTATION ON RECENT TRENDS IN FISH RETURNS
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 (PST)
During this week’s Council meeting at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, special projects manager Bruce Suzumoto presented a perspective on "Recent Trends in Adult Returns to the Columbia Basin" from the view of fish counters at Bonneville, McNary, and Lower Granite dams. Read More...  

NPPC, BONNEVILLE CONTINUE WORK ON IDENTIFYING FISH AND WILDLIFE PROJECT COSTS
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 (PST)
A Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program budget that already threatens to push past boundaries established by its funding agency, the Bonneville Power Administration, has bulged further with the identification of more than $5 million in previously unidentified needs. Read More...  

WITH ESA-LISTED CHUM SPAWNERS ON THE RISE, LOWER COLUMBIA FLOWS INCREASED
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 (PST)
With rain and snow now falling across most of Oregon and Washington, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased the Bonneville Dam tailwater elevation,providing more protection and more habitat for chum spawning in the Ives Island area. Read More...  

IDAHO WATER USERS FILE INTENT TO SUE OVER OPERATIONS OF UPPER SNAKE BASIN WATER PROJECTS
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 (PST)
An alliance of Idaho water users this week filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue several federal agencies as part of what it describes as an “aggressive” strategy to protect Idaho water. Read More...  

AGENCIES RELEASE BIOP 2004-2008 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR COLUMBIA RIVER POWER SYSTEM
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 (PST)
Federal action agencies released a plan this week that outlines how the agencies will implement conservation measures in the NOAA Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biological opinions for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). Read More...  

BPA NAMES RUTH BENNETT CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced today that Ruth Bennett has been named chief operating officer and a member of the Senior Executive Service. Bennett has been acting in the position since November 2002. The permanent appointment takes effect immediately. Read More...  
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