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NW Fishletter
NWF.374/October 2, 2017
Draft Results From Model Show Benefits With and Without Snake River Dams
This year's draft Comparative Survival Study dives directly into one of the region's most contentious issues, breaching four dams on the lower Snake River. ...more
Eulachon Recovery Plan Identifies Top Threats and Priority Actions
NOAA Fisheries has finalized a recovery strategy for the southern distinct population segment (DPS) of eulachon, an anadromous smelt in the northeast Pacific Ocean that spawn in freshwater rivers from northern California to southern British Columbia. ...more
Researchers: Sea Lion Predation May Push Willamette Steelhead to Extinction
Sea lions chomped about 20 to 25 percent of this year's winter steelhead run in the Willamette River as these adult fish tried to ascend the fish ladder at Willamette Falls, according to state fish agency personnel. ...more
ISAB Reviews NOAA Fisheries' Life-Cycle Modeling Report
The Independent Scientific Advisory Board has completed its appraisal of a NOAA Fisheries' report on life-cycle models intended to assess alternative restoration actions on threatened and endangered Columbia Basin salmon. ...more
Fire in Columbia River Gorge Threatens Juvenile Salmon
The Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge not far from Bonneville Dam required emergency actions on several occasions in September. ...more
Council Corrects 2016 Fish Costs in Final Report
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council approved its final report on BPA's fish and wildlife costs for fiscal year 2016 at its August meeting, with one important correction. ...more
Current Predictions Foresee Colder, Wetter Weather in the Northwest
Forecasters are now predicting an increasing chance of at least a weak La Niña this fall and winter in the northern hemisphere. ...more
BiOp Case's Technical Advisor Will Retire
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon announced the retirement of his technical advisor Howard Horton during a status conference in the ongoing BiOp case over Columbia River fish and hydropower. ...more
Another Stay in Deschutes River Alliance v. Portland General Electric
A lawsuit alleging PGE violations of the Clean Water Act below the Pelton-Round Butte Hydroelectric project on the Deschutes River was granted a second stay Sept. 11. ...more
Comment on Northwest Council's Report to Congress
Comments on the Northwest Power and Conservation's Report to Congress are due Dec. 15. ...more

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