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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec 11, 1998
Dec 11, 1998

1. HATCHERY SCIENCE REPORT GETS MIXED REVIEWS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A recently released scientific report on Columbia Basin hatchery operations
has drawn praise, qualified support and outright criticism from those involved
in a congressionally mandated review of artificial production practices.

The "Review of Salmonid Artificial Production in the Columbia River
Basin" was prepared by the seven-member Science Review Team at the
request of the Northwest Power Planning Council.

The report was described by Chip McConnaha, a SRT member and the ...
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2. PATH PRESENTS FY 1998 FINAL REPORT
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The scientific group called PATH (Plan for Analyzing and Testing Hypotheses)
summarized its 1998 work on salmon recovery Thursday (Dec. 10) for the
National Marine Fisheries Service's multi-agency Implementation Team.

Most of the information presented had been previously released in a
series of reports over the last year.

PATH's analyses have consistently indicated that drawdown of the four
lower Snake River dams would give all salmon stocks the best chance of
recovery.

New results
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3. JUDGE EXTENDS BASIN HARVEST-PRODUCTION PLAN
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
An expiring legal arrangement guiding Columbia River Basin fish harvest
and production activities got a new lease on life this week through an
order signed in Portland by U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm F. Marsh.

The order and stipulation extends the terms of the Columbia River Fish
Management Plan -- set to expire Dec. 31 -- through July 31, 1999. The
stipulation was made to allow negotiations to continue on a new long-term
management plan among the Lower Columbia River treaty ...
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4. DRAFT ECONOMIC REPORTS EXPLORE BREACHING IMPACTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Three draft studies released by the Drawdown Regional Economic Workgroup
(DREW) offer preliminary estimates of some direct, annual costs to the
region for removing four lower Snake River dams.

According to the draft hydropower impact report, removal of the four
dams could cost the region $150 million to $360 million annually, or a
net present value of $2.1 billion to $7.4 billion over 100 years just to
make up for the power and system reliability that would be lost.

A draft ...
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5. RESEARCHER: GLOBAL WARMING TO ALTER RIVER FLOWS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The atmospheric concentration of the greenhouse gas CO2 will soon reach
a level higher than anything experienced in the last 250,000 years and
cause a noticeable change in the Northwest climate, according to Alan Hamlet,
University of Washington.

That change in climate will have a significant impact on flows in the
Columbia River and on the way the Columbia River hydropower system will
operate in the third millennium.

Hamlet spoke about the implications of global warming on ...
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