To reduce juvenile salmon mortality from stranding-or power peaking-the
Bonneville Power Administration and mid-Columbia Public Utility Districts
should maintain stable flows out of Priest Rapids Dam during the period
when Hanford Reach fall chinook emerge as fry, says the Independent Scientific
Advisory Board in an August 3 report.
But BPA officials say many questions need to be addressed before they
would agree to a flow regime that could cost ratepayers and PUDs millions