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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 30, 2005
Dec. 30, 2005

REDDEN ISSUES ORDER OUTLINING RIVER OPERATIONS FOR 2006
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
Judge James A. Redden this week drew a fine line between federal and conservation groups’ proposals for managing the federal Columbia River hydrosystem next spring and summer -- approving with modifications a new government plan to provide more spill at dams for juvenile salmon passage but forestalling decisions on requested manipulations of flow regimes. Read More...  

FULL TEXT OF JUDGE REDDEN'S DEC. 29 ORDER
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
NWF seeks injunctive relief modifying the Corps' proposed dam operations in

2006 in order to mitigate jeopardy. NWF requests an order increasing spring and summer spill and decreasing the Corps' reliance on transportation in order to provide migrating salmon a safer passage past the dams. In addition, NWF requests that the Corps and other federal defendants take specific actions to augment river flow in order to establish a more natural river hydrograph
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FEDERAL AGENCIES TO APPEAL REDDEN’S BIOP REMAND ORDER
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Idaho Wednesday have filed a notice of appeal of the decisions made earlier this year by U.S. District Court James A. Redden that declared invalid federal Columbia River hydrosystem salmon protection plans. Read More...  

BPA ANNUAL REPORT DETAILS AGENCY’S FISCAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2005
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration's 2005 annual report shows the agency earned just over $126 million in modified net revenues, the highest since prior to the West Coast energy crisis of 2000-2001. Read More...  

STEELHEAD LISTINGS LEAVE OUT RAINBOWS; LAWSUITS LIKELY
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
Resident rainbow trout populations were out, then potentially brought back in, and ultimately left out of 10 West Coast steelhead listings announced Dec. 23 by NOAA Fisheries Service. Read More...  

GRANT PUD TO SUBMIT PRIEST RAPIDS FISH PROTECTION PLAN TO FERC
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
A new agreement among Grant County Public Utility District, state and federal agencies, and tribes brings to fruition a comprehensive and long-term adaptive management program for protected salmon and steelhead which may pass or be affected by the Priest Rapids Project. Read More...  

STUDY LOOKS AT FISH PREDATOR IMPACTS ON POPULATION CONTROL
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
Predators – and not competition within a species – are the primary source of population control and regulation in marine fish, a new study concludes. Read More...  

FERC GIVES GO AHEAD FOR MORE ADVANCED TURBINES AT WANAPUM
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
Grant County Public Utility District this month received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to continue installation of the remaining nine advanced turbine units at Wanapum Dam. Read More...  

CHANNEL DEEPENING’S PHASE ONE OF 28 MILES COMPLETED
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2005 (PST)
Phase One of the Columbia River Channel Improvement Project was completed in December, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced. Read More...  

 

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