That’s a big shift from common practice before Congress passed the Northwest Power Act in 1980, from a prior concentration of hatcheries in the lower river to new facilities above Bonneville Dam, where the impacts of hydropower dams impacted natural production of salmon and steelhead.
Costs reported by he Bonneville Power Administration for Fiscal Year 2020 totaled $615 million.
Moss balls sold to clean aquarium water were found to contain invasive Zebra mussels, prompting action by Northwest state agencies.
The problem of invasive Northern Pike in the Columbia River Basin is one of those problems that is someone else’s until it becomes yours.
Three utilities report they are meeting or exceeding mitigation goals.
A project to restore floodplain habitat is paying off with improved flows, decreased bank erosion, improved water temperatures, and increased production of wild juvenile salmon.
For the first time in more than 80 years, salmon swam above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams in 2019 and 2020.
At its January meeting, the Council elected Richard Devlin, an Oregon member, Chair and Bo Downen, a Montana member, vice chair for 2021.
Review of the 134 ongoing projects is expected to take 14 months and will involve the Council's Independent Scientific Review Panel.
Pacific salmon from Alaska to California are declining in abundance and maturing younger. Can anything be done to reverse this trend?