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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 21, 2006
Dec. 21, 2006

BPA, FIVE TRIBES WORKING TO SIGN 2007 RIVER OPERATIONS PLAN
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration and five Columbia Basin tribes are working this week to seal an agreement that outlines Columbia/Snake river hydropower/fish passage operations for the 2007 juvenile salmon migration season, and provides funding for tribal fish restoration projects. Read More...  

MATCHING SNAKE RIVER FALL CHINOOK BEHAVIOR WITH HYDRO OPS
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 (PST)
A new piece has been thrown into the puzzle that is Snake River fall chinook salmon life history.

New research shows that a certain share of juvenile fish not only scatter throughout the Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem to prepare for ocean life, but also settle in freshwater below Bonneville Dam for the winter.
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RUN FORECAST DOWN FOR UNPREDICTABLE SPRING CHINOOK
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 (PST)
The forecast 2007 return of 78,500 adult upriver spring chinook salmon to the mouth of the Columbia River, if it holds true, would be the lowest since 1999 when only 42,500 made their way back from the ocean. Read More...  

KOOTENAI WHITE STURGEON HATCHERY GETS $657,800 UPGRADE
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council last week approved a $657,800 within-year budget request to shore up a Kootenai white sturgeon hatchery water supply system that was overtaxed this year by high flows. Read More...  

COUNCIL OKS GRANT TO UW CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS GROUP
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 (PST)
A Washington climate change impacts analysis will be expanded to include the entire Columbia River basin with the help of a grant approved last week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

STUDY COMPARES HOMING RATES FOR IN-RIVER, BARGED FISH
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2006 (PST)
A new study indicates that Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon and steelhead transported downstream in barges as juveniles have more trouble than in-river migrants in finding their natal streams and passing dams when they return as adults to spawn. Read More...  

 

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