The 1998 Supplemental Biological Opinion (BiOp) for steelhead has been
guiding Columbia River operations this spring, although the three federal
operating agencies have not yet issued formal Records of Decision. The
National Marine Fisheries Service issued the BiOp on May 14.
"We already agreed to implement the 1998 BiOp when it was in draft
form," says Dan Daley of the Bonneville Power Administration. "The
Records of Decision represent a confirmation and clarification of