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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 10, 2004
Dec. 10, 2004

CORPS TO MOVE FORWARD ON COLUMBIA DREDGING PROJECT
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 (PST)
After President Bush signed into law this week the $388 billion Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2005, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would begin planning to start the $150.5 million Columbia River navigation channel dredging project next summer. Read More...  

GROUPS FILE REPLY TO FEDS ON DISPUTE OVER UPPER SNAKE BIOP
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2004 (PST)
Water flows downhill and stopping it -- as federal irrigation projects do in Idaho's Upper Snake region -- logically causes change for salmon and steelhead downstream in the Columbia/Snake rivers, and affects management of downstream facilities as well. Read More...  

STUDY DOCUMENTS ESA-LISTED FALL CHINOOK MIGRATION CHANGES
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 (PST)
Some young Snake River fall chinook salmon may be making the best of a dam-caused situation, effectively shifting the timing of their migration to the ocean and thus creating a second distinct life history type within the same fish stock. Read More...  

HEAVY RAINS FORCE MANAGERS TO RAISE CHUM PROTECTION FLOWS
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 (PST)
Anticipating rain swollen rivers, the Bonneville Power Administration proposed to Columbia River operators that minimum protection flows for lower Columbia River chum salmon be raised by almost half a foot. Read More...  

GRANT PUD SETS WINTER FLOWS TO PROTECT HANFORD REDDS
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 (PST)
Grant County Public Utility District set minimum winter river flows through Hanford Reach at 65,000 cubic feet per second and will maintain the 65 kcfs as the minimum flow level for the next six months until fall chinook incubation is complete and salmon fry emerge from the gravel. Read More...  

SURVEY DOCUMENTS NON-NATIVE SPECIES IN LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 (PST)
Scientists at Portland State University, the University of Washington and Oregon State University, with the support of the Ports of Portland and Astoria, have jointly completed the first-ever comprehensive survey of non-native aquatic plants and animals in the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

USFWS BIOLOGISTS RECOMMEND NO LISTING FOR SAGE GROUSE
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 (PST)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists have recommended that
the Service not list the greater sage-grouse as a threatened or endangered
species under the Endangered Species Act across its range, Service Director
Steve Williams announced.
Read More...  

OREGON RESEARCHERS STUDY WIDER ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF WOLVES
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 (PST)
Research about wolves that began in Yellowstone National Park has been replicated in an adjacent area, and scientists say a growing body of evidence shows that this predator may have an ecological impact more important than realized in the American West. Read More...  

WASHINGTON ADOPTS RULES ON CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 (PST)
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted permanent rules restricting importation of deer and elk into Washington state that are harvested from states and Canadian provinces where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in wild populations. Read More...  

 

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