The recently released draft environmental impact statement for Columbia River System Operations found that, out of six alternatives, Snake River salmon and steelhead would have the highest predicted smolt-to-adult returns (SARs) under an alternative that would breach the four lower Snake Riv… Read more

The California State Water Resources Control Board issued a final water quality certification and final environmental impact report, which are vital to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation’s request for a license transfer and surrender approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read more

Overall salmon and steelhead returns to the Columbia Basin are expected to be higher this year than last year. But even with this larger year-over-year forecast for 2020 adult returns, most stocks are still depressed, and salmon managers expect returns to be far lower than the 10-year averag… Read more