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NWF.267/October 12, 2009
Analysis: Dam Breaching Made Simple

Editorial boards around the country have gone all out the last two weeks in their haste to say something wrong about the 2008 salmon plan, recently blessed and bulked up by the Obama administration. ...more

BiOp Plaintiffs File Same Old Complaints

Plaintiffs in the ongoing BiOp litigation are not impressed with the Obama administration's support and strengthening of the 2008 salmon plan that is still simmering in federal court. ...more

Plaintiffs Want Docs From NOAA's 'Secret' Science Panel

The latest twist in the never-ending BiOp soap opera has plaintiffs in the ongoing litigation asking U.S. District Judge James Redden to order the federal government to turn over more information the Obama administration used in reaching its decision to support the 2008 salmon plan. ...more

Juvenile Steelhead Survival Soars In Hydro System

NOAA Fisheries scientists say preliminary analyses shows that inriver migrating juvenile steelhead in 2009 beat average survival for every reach in the hydro system over the past six years. ...more

Huge Jack Count For Fall Run In The Snake

With more than 13,000 adult fall chinook going over Lower Granite Dam since the middle of August, fish managers are pretty much assured that this year's return will include enough wild fish to pass the interim recovery threshold of 2,500. In fact, it's more likely to be about double that number. ...more

700 Sockeye Make It All The Way To Redfish Lake

More than half of the 1,200 or so tenacious sockeye counted at Lower Granite Dam have made the last 450 miles to their home waters in Idaho's Stanley Basin, nearly 7,000 feet above sea level. ...more

New Klamath Settlement Targets BuRec As Likely Removal Entity

Four dams operated by PacifiCorp on the upper Klamath River would be removed in the year 2020, according to a draft agreement announced Sept. 29. ...more

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