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NWF.347/May 29, 2015
Upriver Spring Chinook Run Upgraded; 260,000 Now Expected
On May 26, Columbia Basin harvest managers added another 10,000 fish to their recent run update. The 2015 run is now pegged at 260,000 fish (counted to river mouth), 32,000 fish higher than their preseason forecast. ...more
El Niño May Grow: Could Stick Around Through Year's End
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has beefed up chances of the current El Niño sticking around through the end of the year, increasing it to 80 percent, the CPC said May 18. ...more
Critics Of Corps' Dredging Plan Continue Fight
Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe continued their fight to keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dredging the lower Snake River earlier this month, when they filed a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. They say the federal agency failed to consider a reasonable range of alternatives to dredging in its EIS. ...more
Analysis: Chasing Demons In The Ocean
I will be retiring next week, and decided to use this space to look back on the last 334 issues of NW Fishletter, to get a notion of what the region has learned about getting fish past dams since I took over as editor in 1996. ...more

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