Stories tagged: Libby Dam
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 5:24 P.M.
Extra water released at Libby Dam to help spawning sturgeon
Endangered sturgeon are starting to spawn in the Kootenai River, and extra water will be released through Libby Dam in an effort to mimic pre-dam flow conditions.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014
Kootenai River projects beckon anglers
A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements. Meanwhile, a new Kootenai Tribe hatchery being …
TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013, 11:53 A.M.
New report identifies threats to sturgeon habitat
SPOKANE — The eggs of endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon in Idaho and Montana are less likely to hatch in the river because of flow changes caused by Libby Dam …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 5:09 A.M.
Feeding the river
Two major Bonneville Power Administration projects are tending to the welfare of Kootenai River fisheries, which have been starved for more than attention since Libby Dam went online in 1972. …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 5:08 A.M.
Kootenai River’s fishery ailing in Montana
Trout in Montana’s stretch of the Kootenai River have fared much better than fish farther downstream in Idaho since Libby Dam went online in 1972. Trout populations in the river …
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012, 10:33 A.M.
Farmers in N. Idaho dealing with flooding
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — A wet and rainy June is being blamed for millions of dollars of damaged crops by farmers in North Idaho’s Kootenai River Valley. But some growers …
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012
Maximum pool level topped at Libby Dam
With thunderstorms unleashing heavy rains across the region Tuesday afternoon, a 90-mile-long reservoir behind Libby Dam was raised above its maximum operating pool to reduce the risk of flooding in …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
Bonners Ferry residents paddling home amid flood
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – To get from her front door to the end of the driveway, Alicia Tatum needs a boat. Two weeks ago, she could park her car in …
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
Spill water encourages sturgeon breeding
Spilling water over Libby Dam may have aided endangered Kootenai River sturgeon this spring by coaxing the giant fish upriver to better spawning grounds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers …
MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
Spill didn’t help sturgeon
KALISPELL, Mont. – Efforts to help endangered wild Kootenai River white sturgeon reproduce by spilling water over Montana’s Libby Dam in June haven’t been as successful as hoped due to …