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Although a draft environmental impact statement for the Federal Columbia River Power System’s impacts on salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act won’t be complete until February, federal agencies are making public five alternatives, including a no-action or status quo alternative and an alternative that includes breaching lower Snake River dams.
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today that provides $750,000 to study how the breaching of the four Lower Snake River dams would impact communities.
Hassan Latif, Egyptologist and a former curator at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, and Aaron Wolf, a geography professor at Oregon State University, will discuss how the movement and availability of water change cultures and influence politics at the June 3 Science Pub Corvallis.
Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to a research team.
Based on current low passage numbers for Columbia River spring chinook, projected returns to some upriver hatcheries may not meet escapement goals, the Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife departments said Thursday.
Flows from Libby Dam in Montana designed to encourage white sturgeon movement and spawning in the Kootenai River will soon begin, but with a lower release of water than in past years.