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Latest CBB News > Archives > December 20, 2002
December 20, 2002

1. COUNCIL ACCEPTS BPA CHALLENGE ON PROJECT FUNDING CHOICES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
Tough choices are ahead for the Northwest Power Planning Council which on Thursday agreed to lead a process to cut, defer or reduce the scope of some $40 million worth of fish and wildlife work that the panel had earlier recommended, or was expected to recommend, for funding. Read More...  

2. NWPPC RECOMMENDS FUNDING FOR 2003 TANGLE NET FISHERY
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council on Thursday moved an experimental lower Columbia River selective spring chinook harvest proposal to the front of the funding line so the project can be implemented in February. Read More...  

3. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE TO REVIEW BASIN WATER POLICIES
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
A review of the available science surrounding salmon survival and the impacts of hydropower resources as well as municipal and irrigation water diversions in the Columbia River Basin in Washington begins in February.

The National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council appointed 13 scientists to complete the review and report their findings to the Washington Department of Ecology.
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4. EARLY COLUMBIA BASIN WATER FORECAST NOT SO ROSY
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
An early forecast of the Columbia River Basin water supply for the coming year is far below normal and, if precipitation and snow accumulations don't improve, January through July 2003 could prove to be the fifth lowest water year on record. Read More...  

5. FISH RUNS IN 2003 EXPECTED TO SLIP FROM RECORD HIGHS
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 (PST)
The 2003 return of upriver spring chinook salmon to the Columbia River basin may not match counts of the previous two years, but officials say the return should still afford plenty of fishing opportunities up and down the river. Read More...  

 

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