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NW Fishletter
NWF.349/August 11, 2015
Managing Columbia River Water Resources In Hot, Dry Year Is Balancing Act
Columbia Basin storage dams have augmented flows on the Columbia River hydro system to the tune of about 40,000 cfs this year to generate power and help migrating fish. ...more
Salmon Keep Coming And So Does The Hot Weather
Record heat didn't stop summer Chinook and sockeye from returning to the Columbia River in record numbers, and it likely won't slow the fall Chinook run that started Aug. 1. ...more
Special Operations For Snake River Sockeye
Special operations were continuing in late July on the lower Snake River to save ESA-listed adult sockeye, as 71-degree water in the river--and 4-6 degrees hotter water in fish ladders--appear to have stalled and killed many sockeye expected to pass Lower Granite Dam on their way to the Salmon River's Sawtooth Basin. ...more
Summer Chinook And Sockeye Facing Trouble On Snake River
High water temperatures have been causing problems for summer Chinook and sockeye on the Snake River. ...more
Drought Conditions, Heat And Fish Kills Prompt Wash., Ore. Fishing Closures
Low stream flows, increased water temperatures, and dying fish forced fish and wildlife commissions in Washington and Oregon to curtail fishing in several rivers and streams, effective July 18. ...more
Council Reports BPA F&W Costs Last Year Totaled $782.3 Million
BPA's fish and wildlife costs for fiscal year 2014 totaled $782.3 million, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's annual report compiled for the Northwest governors--a spending total in line with recent years. ...more
Region Takes Baby Steps Toward Salmon Reintroduction Above Grand Coulee
NOAA Fisheries is interested in getting fish to the upper Columbia River above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams, the agency's West Coast regional administrator said at the biennial conference of the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board in May. ...more
New Northwest Fish Reporter Laura Berg
I'd like to introduce our new Northwest fish reporter, Laura Berg, who succeeds the retiring Bill Rudolph. ...more

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