Jesse Steele, executive director for the Grande Ronde Model Watershed Project, gave an update on its accomplishments. It’s one of seven umbrella projects supported by the Council’s fish and wildlife program.
Ryan Egerdahl, manager of long-term power planning for the Bonneville Power Administration, presented an overview of its long-term resource program at the Council’s June meeting.
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Regional Technical Forum manager Laura Thomas presented a summary of the RTF’s 2022 Annual Report at the June Council meeting.
Council members approved funding for nonrecurring maintenance of fish screens and hatcheries.
The Hanford Reach of the Columbia River is the only free-flowing portion of the river in the U.S., home to 70 percent of the Chinook salmon that spawn in the Columbia system.
It’s been a colder winter for us in the Pacific Northwest, which has meant a healthy snowpack and a later runoff for now.
Intense heat waves and winter storms with extreme temperatures have underscored the need to strengthen the power system’s ability to withstand these stresses, in part through well-insulated homes and buildings.
Despite good ocean conditions in the recent years, the trend for the future is not encouraging, according to NOAA Supervisory Research Fish Biologist Brian Burke.
The Council was briefed on the continued support for addressing non-recurring maintenance needs for past fish and wildlife investments in hatcheries, fish screens, and mitigation lands.