Fisheries biologists studying the "stranding" of juvenile
fall chinook in the Hanford Reach met last week with policy representatives
of state and federal agencies, tribes, and the Mid-Columbia public utilities.
A decision is due in February on spring 1999 hydropower operations in
the Mid-Columbia. It is hoped that an agreement can be reached to protect
this healthy run of fish in the last free-flowing section of the Columbia
However, constraints on operations …