Tag Archives: Columbia River

Bill seeks to allow tribes to kill salmon-eating sea lions

The legislation would allow the Warm Springs, Umatilla, Yakama, and Nez Perce tribes to kill some sea lions that are decimating endangered salmon runs during their return from the ocean to inland spawning grounds. Some Northwest Indian tribes would be allowed to kill a limited number of sea lions that prey on endangered salmon in […]
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Another rude awakening for cormorants

Campaign to protect salmon starts again Cormorants facing possible death by shotgun blast at their colony near the mouth of the Columbia River don’t seem to have started house-hunting in less dangerous neighborhoods farther down the coast. But as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife once again prepares to coordinate nonlethal hazing projects at […]
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Little Goose lock reopening delayed until April 11

Repairs have further delayed the reopening. Repairs at the Little Goose Dam navigation lock have delayed its reopening until April 11, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam was originally slated to reopen March 20 with the rest of the Columbia and Snake river system locks. Its reopening has been delayed twice. […]
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Sturgeon season closes in John Day Pool

The recreational sturgeon season in the John Day Pool is closing at 12:01 a.m. Thursday under rules announced by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington state. The rules are based on recent harvest data that the 105-fish harvest guideline will be met by that time. Source: Sturgeon season closes in John Day Pool – Local […]
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Judge wants Corps to determine right amount of water for endangered fish

A federal judge in Oregon says that beginning next year, the government must spill more water from dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to improve the chances that protected salmon will survive. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon said in a ruling Monday that the salmon continue to be imperiled and that the Army […]
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Rising Columbia River Means More Bridge Lifts For Commuters

Commuters between Washington and Oregon can expect some traffic delays this week. Rising flood levels on the Columbia River mean more lifts for the Interstate 5 bridge. Source: Rising Columbia River Means More Bridge Lifts For Commuters . News | OPB

My View: Preparedness best response to flood risk

Proactive safety work will continue over the next few weeks as part of a collaboration to manage flood risk along the south shore of the Columbia River. The project is led by Levee Ready Columbia, a partnership of local governments, residents, employers and community organizations. Source: Oregon Local News – My View: Preparedness best response […]
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Oregon commission eases stance on Columbia gill-netting, hoping Washington will budge too

“Beatings will continue until morale improves.” An old military saw of unknown origin applies to Friday’s unanimous (staged?) decision by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to take a couple steps back from its earlier hard line against managing Columbia River fisheries with Washington. Source: Oregon commission eases stance on Columbia gill-netting, hoping Washington will […]
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Oregon opts to keep gill-nets off spring and summer runs

Officials left the door open for alternative, safer fishing gears in the mainstem, including the limited use of tanglenets. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis. But just enough, commissioners hoped, to prompt negotiation with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to […]
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Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes

The Port of Vancouver has delivered a blow to a proposed oil transfer terminal, coming out against a contract renegotiation requested by Vancouver Energy. Source: Port of Vancouver against oil terminal lease changes | KGW.com