Tag Archives: Columbia River

Glimmer (only) of hope for Columbia salmon extension rides on numbers

On the eve of a wintry weekend (spring, huh?), Oregon salmon managers on Friday left the door ajar on whether lower Columbia River spring salmon fishing can reopen before a run update in May, perhaps as early as later this month. But despite the weather and early low catches, there will be no extension of […]
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Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams

The ruling aims to help baby salmon navigate Northwest rivers. Source: Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams

Appeals Court Affirms Order For More Spill Over Dams To Help Columbia River Salmon .

The federal government will have to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams starting Tuesday in an effort to help young salmon migrating to the ocean. This will make up the biggest planned water spill over dams for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The requirement comes after the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court […]
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This Theme Park’s Replica Mini-Dams Are Attracting Northwest Scientists To Mississippi

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepared for its biggest-ever planned spill of water over dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers by testing out options on a set of mini dams in Mississippi. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for its biggest-ever planned spill of water over dams on the Columbia and […]
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This Theme Park’s Replica Mini-Dams Are Attracting Northwest Scientists To Mississippi

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepared for its biggest-ever planned spill of water over dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers by testing out options on a set of mini dams in Mississippi. “The mission is solving the most challenging problems,” said Jackie Pettway, chief of the Corps’ Coastal Hydraulics Lab in Vicksburg. “You know, […]
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Army Corps of Engineers say 474 gallons of oil could have spilled into Columbia River

The Army Corps of Engineers reported late Wednesday that 474 gallons of oil is missing and could be in the Columbia River downstream of The Dalles Dam. Source: Army Corps of Engineers say 474 gallons of oil could have spilled into Columbia River | OregonLive.com

Columbia, Willamette spring salmon have different coloring

Spring chinook anglers with a little help from Lady Luck and at least one fishing partner have until the evening of April 7 to check this one out: What is the difference in appearance between Willamette and upriver Columbia spring chinook salmon? April 7 marks the close of the early springer season on the lower […]
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Priest Rapids Dam On The Columbia River Has Sprung Leaks

In Central Washington, Grant Public Utility District officials have declared what they’re calling a “non-failure emergency” at the 1950’s-era Priest Rapids Dam northwest of Richland.  Crews discovered leaking in the dam’s spillway structure when they were drilling inspection holes. Source: Priest Rapids Dam On The Columbia River Has Sprung Leaks | NW News Network

New Tsunami Maps For SW Washington Coast Show ‘Shocking’ Flooding

The worst-case scenario for flooding from a tsunami along the Pacific Northwest coast just got even worse. The worst-case scenario for flooding from a tsunami along the Pacific Northwest coast just got even worse. Washington’s Department of Natural Resources with help from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and FEMA re-mapped the maximum tsunami threat from Grays […]
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$321 million contract awarded to replace McNary Dam turbines

A subsidiary of General Electric has been awarded the $321 million contract to build and install 14 turbines at McNary Lock and Dam, a process that will take about 14 years to complete. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the contract Wednesday, naming Alstom Renewable US LLC after three years of “research, planning, design […]
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