Above average rain and snow across the Columbia River basin in December and a forecast for colder than normal temperatures and higher than normal precipitation over the next few months is offering some hope of blunting the long-standing drought in the Northwest.
In a new study, University of Montana researchers found that climate change drives native trout declines by reducing stream habitat and facilitating the expansion of invasive trout species.
NOAA Fisheries is reporting promising news for juvenile salmon – good ocean conditions existed off the West Coast of Oregon and Washington during 2021.
A federal court in Washington State has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make a determination within 180 days whether it should take over development of Washington’s water quality standards for toxic pollutants.
The title of the CBB December 21, 2021 feedback, ‘A FUTURE WITHOUT WILD SALMON IS A FUTURE WITHOUT SALMON’ is very accurate.
Newer technology is allowing biologists to more quickly, more accurately and with less effort map areas where improvements are needed to restore habitat for Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead.
Deschutes River Conservancy, in partnership with Central Oregon Irrigation District and North Unit Irrigation District, is launching the 2022 Deschutes Water Bank Pilot Program. The program is a local, flexible, and voluntary water management tool, which allows for the easier movement of water to meet farmer and river needs in times of scarcity.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee this week said he is seeking $187 million during the 2022 legislative session for salmon recovery strategies, including funds for studying the impacts of breaching the four Lower Snake River dams.
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.