Tag Archives: Columbia River

Indian fishers salmon sales begin

The Columbia River Indian-caught salmon season opens Saturday. Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama fishers will make their way to the Columbia River for the opening of the first commercial season of 2018. They will harvest sockeye and summer chinook that will be available for purchase by the general public. Source: Indian fishers salmon […]
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Record Lamprey Return A Cultural Win For Umatilla Tribes

Lamprey disappeared from some Columbia River tributaries around the 1960s. Now, after a lot of work, a river in eastern Oregon is seeing its highest numbers of the eel-like fish in decades. When Aaron Jackson was growing up in eastern Oregon, he’d never seen a lamprey in the Umatilla River. Tribal elders remembered harvesting the […]
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53-gallon oil spill reported at The Dalles Dam

A turbine generator at The Dalles Dam leaked 53 gallons of oil, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday. The cause of the leak is still under investigation. It is not immediately clear if the oil went into the Columbia River. Source: 53-gallon oil spill reported at The Dalles Dam | OregonLive.com

Two Dalles Dam oil spills send 523 gallons into Columbia River

Two oil spills from The Dalles Dam have dumped around 520 gallons of oil into the Columbia River this year. The latest spill took place in late May, when 53 gallons spilled from one of the dam’s generating units, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release Thursday. Source: Two Dalles Dam […]
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Federal legislation helps local wetland project

Restoration on the Walluski River. U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has secured a provision in the federal Water Resources Development Act to clear the way for restoration of 52 acres of wetlands along the Walluski River by the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce. Source: Federal legislation helps local wetland project – Local News – The Daily […]
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Astoria Bridge will close to cars during Great Columbia Crossing

Security concerns prompt change. Due to growing concerns about security, the Astoria Bridge will close to vehicle traffic during the popular Great Columbia Crossing in October. The extra precautions come, in part, with the rise of vehicles being used as weapons to plow into crowds around the world. But there are other safety issues, as […]
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Feds study options for managing dams on Columbia, Snake rivers

More than a dozen options. Three agencies are considering 13 options as they develop a draft environmental impact statement for operating the federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The options range from making no changes to current operations to breaching dams on the lower Snake River. Source: Feds study options for managing dams […]
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Coastal erosion gnaws at Cape Disappointment 

Some want beach restored with sediment from dredging. Coastal erosion is chewing away at one of the Northwest’s most popular recreation areas. It’s threatening the main campground and other amenities at Cape Disappointment State Park, which has the second most camper visits in the Washington State Park system. Source: Coastal erosion gnaws at Cape Disappointment […]
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Coastal Erosion Gnaws At 1 Of Washington’s Most Popular State Parks

Coastal erosion is threatening the main campground and other amenities at Cape Disappointment State Park, which has the second most camper visits in the Washington State Park system. Source: Coastal Erosion Gnaws At 1 Of Washington’s Most Popular State Parks . News | OPB

State opens river for another chance at spring Chinook

Window is Friday through June 6. Anglers will have another chance to land spring Chinook salmon in the Columbia River starting Friday. An updated run forecast shows 116,500 upriver spring Chinook are expected to return to the river mouth. The daily bag limit is two adult salmon — Chinook, coho or steelhead. Only one of […]
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