After weeks of talks, the Bonneville Power Administration and National
Marine Fisheries Service rejected a proposal to provide minimum flows to
protect a naturally spawning population of fall chinook below Bonneville
State and federal fish managers say Bonneville, with the National Marine
Fisheries Service’s agreement, is actually shaping operations to eliminate
the spawners from the area around Ives, Pierce, and Hamilton Islands in
the mainstem Columbia.
Although the issue was