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December 18, 2009

Agencies To Increase Libby Dam Spill With Hopes Of Encouraging Kootenai Sturgeon Spawning
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Next spring as much as 10,000 cubic feet per second of water will be spilled from northwest Montana's Libby Dam as part of a modified strategy for luring endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon to more suitable spawning grounds. Read More...  

Underwater Tower, Collection/Transfer Facility Will Help Return Salmon, Steelhead To Upper Deschutes
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
If you build it, they will come. That seems to be the case with the out-of-season presence in recent weeks of juvenile salmon at the doors of the newly completed underwater tower and collection and transfer facility at Portland General Electric's Round Butte Dam on the Deschutes River in central Oregon. Read More...  

Lower Columbia Smelt, White Sturgeon Fishing Seasons Reflect Declining Populations
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Fishing seasons that begin in the new year on the lower Columbia River mainstem are designed to keep the eulachon (smelt) harvest to a minimum, and the allowable white sturgeon catch in 2010 will be less than in recent years, though it is yet to be determined how much less. Read More...  

Washington Salmon Recovery Board Awards $43 Million For Local Restoration Work
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
The Washington' Salmon Recovery Funding Board this week announced the awarding of $42.8 million in grants to protect and restore salmon populations to communities across the state. Read More...  

Fish Managers Tally 2009 Salmon Returns, Angler Numbers; Predict Improvements For 2010
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Adult salmon returns to the Columbia-Snake river basin should be improved almost across the board, according to a Dec. 17 preliminary draft "2009 Adult Returns and 2010 Expectations" produced by fishery officials. Read More...  

Tribes Offer Draft Proposal To Get Discussion Going On Suppressing Lake Trout In Flathead Lake
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Montana's Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes have drafted a proposal for a "pilot project" for suppressing lake trout in Flathead Lake -- a proposal that includes an aggressive netting effort. Read More...  

ODFW Bait Study Confirms Some Cured Fish Eggs Harmful To Juvenile Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
A recent study by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirms that some commercially-available cured fish eggs -- a popular salmon and steelhead bait -- are harmful to juvenile salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Council Taking Comments On Proposed Subbasin Plans For Bitterroot, Blackfoot River Basins
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
Recently the Northwest Power and Conservation Council received plans for the Bitterroot and Blackfoot river basins of Montana to protect fish and wildlife and direct funding to projects to improve their survival. Read More...  

Study: Sublethal Levels Of Pesticide Exposure May Limit Growth, Size Of Wild Salmon
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
A recent study concludes that short-term, seasonal exposure to pesticides in rivers and basins may limit the growth and size of wild salmon populations. Read More...  

Bureau Uses Stimulus Funding To Improve Steelhead Flows At Diversion Dam Near Yakima
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (PST)
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded an $806,496 contract to Triad Mechanical, Inc., of Portland, Ore., for improvements to Roza Diversion Dam. Funding for the projects comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Read More...  


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