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Oct15

Salmon Survival Report: Smolt to Adult Returns

The Columbia Basin Bulletin: Weekly Fish and Wildlife News www.cbbulletin.com October 13, 2017 Issue No. 847 Draft Salmon Survival Report: Smolt To Adult Returns For Snake River Fish Remain Below NW Power/Conservation Council Goals The number of wild...
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Sep29

2017 September Snake River fish return summary

Overall Chinook Returns as of 9/29/17: 2017:  53,044 2016:  103,355 10 year average:  106,942     Spring Chinook Returns 2017:  27,357 2016:  62,050 10 year average:  62,403     Summer Chinook Returns 2017:  8,952 2016:  12,110...
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Sep07

Tragedy of the Snake River Commons

August 30, 2017   Tragedy of the Snake River Commons The law locks up both man and woman Who steals a goose from off the commons But let’s the greater felon loose Who steals the commons from the goose.                                ...
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Sep07

It’s time to speak up for salmon

ACTION REQUIRED – PLEASE SPEAK UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! BPA has raised power rates 28% in the last eight years! They don’t want to recognize that breaching the four Lower Snake River dams will help REDUCE the cost of power. What’s worse is that...
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Aug23

Dear Cathy McMorris Rodgers

July 12, 2017   Cathy McMorris Rodgers, U. S. House of Representatives (WA-05) Jaime Herrera Beutler, U. S. House of Representatives (WA-3) Dan Newhouse, U.S. House of Representatives (WA-4) Kurt Schrader, U. S. House of Representatives (OR-05) Greg...
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Jul28

Idaho scrambling to fill hatchery quotas of spring chinook

Idaho Fish & Game Scrambling to Fill Hatchery Quotas of Spring Chinook Abysmal run of fish to Clearwater River prompts use of nets and elite anglers to gather broodstock for hatcheries By Eric Barker of the Lewiston Tribune Idaho Fish and Game officials...
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Jul20

Steelhead numbers even lower than forecast

Fish counts at Bonneville Dam below that of 2016 By Eric Barer of the Lewiston Tribune July 14, 2017 By all accounts, 2017 was never supposed to be a banner year for steelhead The A-run is forecast to be a little better than last year’s dismal return...
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Jul18

State of the Snake 07/17/17

The State of the Snake River It’s the middle of July, 2017.  How is the salmon migration going?  A few lawmakers in the Pacific Northwest have been telling us how great the salmon recovery is going and how valuable the four lower Snake River dams...
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Jul14

Rising temperatures threaten lower Snake River salmon

July 2017 July has been a rough month so far for endangered salmon and steelhead migrating through the lower Snake River.  High air temperatures and lack of cloud cover have heated the reservoirs behind the four lower Snake River dams to 68 degrees and...
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Jul03

Sockeye & Steelhead return to Bonneville dam 07/03/17

Spring Chinook Salmon The spring Chinook run is over at Bonneville dam.  The final tally: 2017:  83,624 2016:  137,215 10 yr avg:  150,783 Summer Chinook Salmon Summer returns are now in progress at Bonneville dam: 2017:  63,253 2016:  81,652 10...
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