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Apr28

Wildlife carnage at the dams- it’s not just salmon that are dying

In the end, a multitude of other species end up being targeted for elimination to keep the salmon-killing dams in place.  The wildlife carnage takes place above and below the water surface. Sea lion task force says lethal removal of sea lions at Bonneville...
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Apr25

Chinook and Steelhead Returns to Bonneville Dam, 4/25/17

The 2017 spring adult migration to the Columbia River basin has begun.  Bonneville dam is the first dam encountered by salmon and steelhead adults as they return to their natal waters to spawn.  Fish destined for the middle and upper Columbia and Snake...
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Apr24

Lower Snake River Weekly Report 4/24/17

Steelhead (hatchery and wild) movement in the lower Snake River, over Lower Granite Dam are as follows: Totals on 4/23/17. 2017:  7009 2016:  5155 10-yr avg:  8247 Wild Steelhead: 2017:  2875 2016: 2876 10-yr avg:  3074 While high flows help juveniles...
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Apr17

Chinook & Steelhead Returns to Bonneville Dam, 4/17/17

The 2017 spring adult migration to the Columbia River basin has begun.  Bonneville dam is the first dam encountered by salmon and steelhead adults as they return to their natal waters to spawn.  Fish destined for the middle and upper Columbia and Snake...
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Apr17

Lower Snake River Weekly Report, 4/17/17

These steelhead in the lower Snake River most likely did not migrate up from the ocean this spring, they spent the winter in the river.  The majority of the migrating fish show up in September/October. Steelhead Total Counts, 2017:  6805 Steelhead Total...
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Apr14

Lower Granite Master Plan provides opportunity

The US Army Corps of Engineers is revising the Lower Granite Master Plan (LGMP).  Public scoping is taking place until April 22nd, 2017 and comments received during this process will be considered during development of the draft LGMP.   THE ARMY CORPS...
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Apr11

Chinook & Steelhead Returns to Bonneville Dam, 4/9/17

The 2017 spring adult migration to the Columbia River basin has begun.  Bonneville dam is the first dam encountered by salmon and steelhead adults as they return to their natal waters to spawn.  Fish destined for the middle and upper Columbia and Snake...
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Apr10

Lower Snake River Weekly Update

Lower Snake River Weekly Update- 4/6/17 The counting of returning fish at Lower Granite Dam on the lower Snake River resumed on 3/1/17.  Steelhead are the first species to be seen.  Here is the tally as of 4/6/17: Steelhead counted to date in 2017:...
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Apr10

Lewiston Tribune article discusses poor steelhead run

  Poor run may spawn steelheading restrictions Sat., April 1, 2017, 4:11 p.m. By Eric Barker Lewiston Tribune The forecast calling for a dismal return of B-run steelhead to Idaho this fall has fisheries managers up and down the Columbia and Snake...
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Mar23

“Alternative Facts” and the Lower Snake River Dams

Special thanks to Linwood Laughy for this post. March 20, 2017 “Alternative Facts” and the Lower Snake River Dams Propaganda—information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point...
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