The Northwest Power Planning Council this week recommended that the
Bonneville Power Administration use $131.4 million in 1999 to fund 275
Columbia River basin fish and wildlife restoration projects.
The action came during its meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at Grouse Mountain
Lodge in Whitefish, Montana.
The budget figure was nearly $5 million higher than this year thanks
to an agreement which allowed the use of money from a contingency reserve
and carryover and interest from the …