Next Steps For Columbia Basin Collaborative To Focus On Refining Process, Participation, Funding

April 9th, 2021

What are the next steps for the proposed regional forum, the Columbia Basin Collaborative, which held an organizational workshop in February? Organizers of this new collaborative effort aimed at recovering salmonid species in the Columbia River Basin this week issued a summary of the workshop results and what might come next.

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Silting Forces Corps To Raise Lower Granite Pool To Keep Navigation Channel Open; Fish Managers Concerned About Impacts To Migrating Juvenile Salmon, Steelhead

April 9th, 2021

As of April 3 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a controversial operation that raises the Lower Granite Dam reservoir elevation to ensure that it can maintain a 14-foot depth in the federal navigation channel at the Port of Clarkstonwhen Snake River flows are low.

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Managing Lake Pend Oreille Fisheries: 240,000 Non-Native Lake Trout Removed Since 2006, Walleye Now Targeted

April 9th, 2021

On the heels of a successful and significant reduction of lake trout in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho is now using some of the same methods – gillnetting and an angler rewards program – it used to fight lake trout in a new effort to reduce the population of invasive walleye in the lake.

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Fish Returns

Good Spring Chinook Fishing In Lower Columbia Has Anglers Reaching Quota: No More LR Recreational Salmon Fishing Until May Run-Size Update

April 9th, 2021

Passage of spring chinook at Bonneville Dam is less than 40 percent of the10-year average, yet anglers in the river downstream of the dam had already harvested about 90 percent of their allowed catch of the upriver run of the fish by the end of the early spring fishing period.

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