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NWF.356/April 4, 2016
BuRec: Temperature, Precipitation Changes Will Strain Columbia Water Resources
Increasing water deficits expected for the Columbia River Basin as the climate continues to change will strain the balance among competing water demands, including for hydroelectric generation and fish recovery, according to two recent studies. ...more
Columbia Freshwater Spending Helping Fish During Poorer Ocean Conditions
Investments in the Columbia River Basin's freshwater environment are helping to sustain fish populations during times when ocean conditions are less hospitable to salmon, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council was told at its March 8 meeting in Portland. ...more
Study of Habitat Above Coulee, Chief Joseph Closer To Approval
A proposal to assess the potential for habitat that supports salmon and steelhead above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams moved closer to possible approval after a 3-1 vote by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Fish and Wildlife Committee March 8. ...more
Invasive Quagga At Oregon Border; States Tackle Funding For More Protection
Technicians intercepted a watercraft infested with the invasive quagga mussel on March 9, just six days after the opening of a boat inspection station in Ontario, Ore. ...more
Proposed Ocean Fishing Regs Reflect Downturn In Chinook, Coho Abundance
It's a good bet that Pacific Ocean salmon harvests are going to take a dip this year, based on plans proposed by fish managers. ...more
More Than $500,000 In Savings Identified In Council Fish And Wildlife Program
Four fish projects are the source of $566,915 in cost savings for fiscal year 2016, BPA's Bryan Mercier told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council March 8. ...more

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