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Montana Wind Generates More Power When The Region Needs It, But Can We Get It?
Of the nearly 8,700 megawatts of wind generation in the region, under 700 megawatts are in Montana and just over 5,700 megawatts of wind power is sited in the Columbia Gorge. If Montana’s wind resource is so promising, why isn’t there more?

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Montana Wind Generates More Power When The Region Needs It, But Can We Get It?
Of the nearly 8,700 megawatts of wind generation in the region, under 700 megawatts are in Montana and just over 5,700 megawatts of wind power is sited in the Columbia Gorge. If Montana’s wind resource is so promising, why isn’t there more?



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Cold-water Species In A Warming Climate
A warming climate, habitat degradation, and predation by an introduced species threaten native bull trout in Montana, but a joint effort involving Montana, the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and an an international agreement with British Columbia aims to protect and restore the cold-water species.

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Cold-water Species In A Warming Climate
A warming climate, habitat degradation, and predation by an introduced species threaten native bull trout in Montana, but a joint effort involving Montana, the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and an an international agreement with British Columbia aims to protect and restore the cold-water species.




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Cold Water Refuge
Like people seeking shade outside on a hot day, salmon and steelhead look for pockets of cold water as they migrate home from the ocean to spawn, a search that will become increasingly important, and perhaps more difficult, as the climate warms.

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Cold Water Refuge
Like people seeking shade outside on a hot day, salmon and steelhead look for pockets of cold water as they migrate home from the ocean to spawn, a search that will become increasingly important, and perhaps more difficult, as the climate warms.


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Do Customers of Northwest Investor-Owned Utilities have Higher Electricity Bills?
The Northwest has over 100 different utilities, many of them small publicly owned utilities. Investor-owned utilities are companies owned by investors that earn a profit for ...

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Do Customers of Northwest Investor-Owned Utilities have Higher Electricity Bills?
The Northwest has over 100 different utilities, many of them small publicly owned utilities. Investor-owned utilities are companies owned by investors that earn a profit for ...


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Explore maps of Artificial Production Programs O&M, Fish Screens O&M and more

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Energy Efficiency is the Northwest's second largest resource after hydropower. Read what we're doing to help lead the nation.

Daily Bonneville fish count

SpeciesAug 27YTD
All Chinook13,877 376,750
Adult Chinook12,433 344,110
Jack Chinook1,444 32,640
All Steelhead1,515 108,981
Clipped Steelhead1,248 73,020
Unclipped Steelhead267 35,961
All Coho444 1,775
Adult Coho371 1,449
Jack Coho73 326
Sockeye1 342,481

More fish counts at Fish Passage Center

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