In an exceptionally low flow and warm water year, Idaho’s Dworshak Dam water in 2021 was creatively preserved and used to help keep water cool downstream to aid salmon and steelhead migrating in the river at Lower Granite Dam on the lower Snake River.
The four Northwest state representatives leading the Columbia Basin Collaborative told a new group it recently formed that it should not consider breaching lower Snake River dams as a way to recover salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin, nor should it consider reintroducing fish into areas blocked by dams until other forums already looking at those topics complete their work next year.
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New Oregon State University research shows that warm-water habitats can be critically important for the survival of cold-water fish such as trout and salmon.
The United States and Canada will hold the eleventh round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty on December 9. The negotiators will meet virtually to advance talks about key issues such as flood risk management, hydroelectric power generation and ecosystems.
Amid forecasts for low steelhead returns, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and tribal co-managers at the Hoh Tribe, Quileute Tribe, and Quinault Indian Nation, this week announced restrictions to sport and tribal fishing on Washington coastal rivers.
The Bonneville Power Administration has closed the books on fiscal year 2021 with an annual report showing the agency exceeded its target net revenue number by $360 million.
The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance in locating the person or persons responsible for the poisoning of the Catherine Wolf Pack in northeastern Oregon.