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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 23, 2004
Dec. 23, 2004

FORECAST CENTER ISSUES FIRST WATER SUPPLY NUMBERS FOR 2004-05
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
It's too early to start worrying about the slow start to the Columbia River Basin's snow season but lingering El Nino-like signs could dim prospects that snowpack – the region’s major water supply source -- will reach normal levels by springtime. Read More...  

GROUPS FORMALLY SAY WILL SUE IF BIOP ACTIONS NOT CHANGED
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
Eleven fishing and conservation groups said this week that the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation will be targeted with a lawsuit if the agencies implement their newly developed "Updated Proposed Action" for the operation of 14 Columbia Basin federally hydro projects. Read More...  

COUNCIL PUTS FORTH MORE SUBBASIN PLANS FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
Their shortcomings now addressed, a set of 23 subbasin management plans were approved this week as draft amendments to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife program and offered for public comment through Jan. 31. Read More...  

TALKS, ANALYSIS CONTINUES ON LONG-TERM FISH PROJECT FUNDING
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
Northwest Power and Conservation Council and Bonneville Power Administration staff and others are looking at past and potential demands in an attempt to determine Columbia River Fish and Wildlife program funding needs in the future. Read More...  

SPRING CHINOOK PRESEASON FORECAST SUGGESTS SLIGHT INCREASE
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
The 2005 Columbia River upriver spring chinook run is expected to be up slightly, staunching a trend that has seen adult returns to the river mouth slip each year since 2001's record. Read More...  

WDFW SET TO TRANSFER KLICKITAT HATCHERY TO YAKAMA NATION
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
After several years of talk and negotiations, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is preparing to transfer the operations responsibility for its Klickitat River hatchery to the Yakama Indian Nation. Read More...  

USFWS REJECTS LISTING REQUEST FOR FOUR LAMPREY SPECIES
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that a petition to list four species of lamprey does not contain sufficient information to warrant further review at this time. The agency said it will continue to work with others on efforts to conserve lampreys and their habitats. Read More...  

RESEARCHERS TAG WINDS AS SOURCE OF DECLINING SEA ICE
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 (PST)
Extreme changes in the Arctic Oscillation in the early 1990s -- and not warmer temperatures of recent years -- are largely responsible for declines in how much sea ice covers the Arctic Ocean, with near record lows having been observed during the last three years, University of Washington researchers say. Read More...  

 

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