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Judge Lays Out Schedule For Hearing On Preliminary Injunction Requesting More Spill For Fish, Lower Reservoirs At Columbia/Snake Dams

September 23rd, 2021

A request for a preliminary injunction to increase spill next year at lower Columbia and Snake river dams, as well as to lower operating pools behind the dams to aid migrating juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead, took one more step forward in federal court.

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Feds Say Despite Fish Managers’ Objections Zero Nighttime Flow Plan In Lower Snake Will Continue; ‘Clear Benefit To Region’s Ratepayers’

September 23rd, 2021

In a quick vote at this week’s interagency Technical Management Team meeting, federal river operating agencies denied a fisheries managers’ request to delay their nighttime flow plan in the Snake River that is due to begin in mid-October. Fisheries managers want to delay the operation a month and a half to December when they say fewer salmon and steelhead are migrating in the river.

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Study Analyzes Non-Native Warmwater Fish Consumption Of Juvenile Salmon In Reservoirs; Walleye Predation Much Higher Than Native Pikeminnow

September 23rd, 2021

When warmwater fish species like bass, walleye and crappie that are not native to the Pacific Northwest, but prized by some anglers, overlap with baby spring chinook salmon in reservoirs in Oregon’s Willamette River they consume more baby salmon than native predatory fish per individual, new research found.

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Harvest Managers Get Upgraded Run Forecasts, Passage Numbers, Catch And Effort Stats; B-Index Steelhead Prospects Improve, Coho Reduced

September 23rd, 2021

The number of B-Index summer steelhead forecasted to cross Bonneville Dam this year more than doubled this week to 10,100 fish, with some 1,700 of those fish unclipped (most are considered wild and listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act), also more than double the preseason forecast.

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