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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 17, 2004
Dec. 17, 2004

WASHINGTON UNVEILS 20-YEAR WATER PLAN FOR COLUMBIA REGION
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 (PST)
Washington Gov. Gary Locke today unveiled a sweeping plan to secure water for Columbia River communities and farmers for the next 20 years while setting aside a substantial amount of water to enhance fisheries. Read More...  

MONTANA GOV.-ELECT PICKS TWO NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 (PST)
Montana Gov.-elect Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday announced the appointment of two Flathead basin residents as the state's next representatives on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

GROUPS SUE OVER BULL TROUT HABITAT DESIGNATIONS
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 (PST)
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's "critical habitat" designations for bull trout in the Northwest. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS: MONTANA FLOW IMPACTS TOO SMALL TO MEASURE
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 (PST)
"The (Northwest Power and Conservation) Council had it right," scientist Chuck Coutant said of a 2003 assertion that a summertime change in flows from Montana's Libby and Hungry Horse reservoirs would have little, if any, impact on salmon far downstream in the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

COUNCIL TAKES BIG STEP WITH APPROVAL OF 23 SUBBASIN PLANS
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week reached a long-sought goal by adopting as amendments to its Columbia River Fish and Wildlife program 23 individual subbasin management plans that will ultimately help the panel identify spending priorities. Read More...  

COUNCIL’S NEW POWER PLAN STRESSES CONSERVATION, WIND POWER
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council today approved the latest version of its Northwest Power Plan, the fifth plan since the Council was created in 1980.

The new plan, developed in the wake of the West Coast energy crisis of 2000/2001, is designed to help the region’s utilities and electricity consumers take steps in the future to avoid the shortages and high prices that characterized the energy crisis.
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RESEARCHERS MONITOR BONNEVILLE DAM’S ‘CORNER COLLECTOR’
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 (PST)
A $50 million juvenile fish passage improvement project has largely passed its first test, funneling 74 percent of the young steelhead that approached Bonneville Dam's second powerhouse this past spring and summer into what proved to be the safest route for the fish. Read More...  

WASHINGTON PRESENTS FIRST REGIONAL SALMON RECOVERY PLAN
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 (PST)
Washington Gov. Gary Locke, together with the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board (LCFRB) and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, this week presented to the federal government the first locally developed regional salmon recovery plan for Washington state during an event in Vancouver. Read More...  

JOHN DAY PROJECT SPARKS TALK ON BPA ‘CAPITALIZATION’ POLICY
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2004 (PST)
Puzzlement was expressed, once again, in public discussions this week regarding the type of project that qualifies as a capital expenditure, and what does not, under Bonneville Power Administration guidelines for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's fish and wildlife program. Read More...  

 

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