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Water rushes through spillway gates at Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore., Monday. The Bush administration today issued its final court-ordered plans for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon. Associated Press
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BPA paid $644 million for fish-wildlife in 2012 

RIVERS -- In Fiscal Year 2012, the Bonneville Power Administration reported $644.1 million in total costs for its federally mandated actions to mitigate the impacts Columbia River Basin hydroelectric development has had on fish and wildlife. The costs are listed an annual report released last...

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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

Salmon hatchery proposed on Walla Walla River

FISHING – The Bonneville Power Administration may fund a salmon hatchery on the Walla Walla River proposed by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The plan is to naturally spawning spring chinook to the Walla Walla River Basin, where they’ve been missing for...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

Upper Columbia salmon hatchery previewed

FISHING -- The BPA-funded upper Columbia River salmon hatchery being built near Bridgeport and managed under the direction of the Colville Confederated Tribes is scheduled to go online in May. The Seattle Times posted this update on the project, which should greatly enhance salmon fishing...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

Northern pikeminnows are targeted in a BPA program to reduce predation on endangered salmon.
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Spokane pikeminnow angler earns 22K

FISHING -- Spokane-area angler Ed Williams earned $22,374 in this year's Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program, according to information just received from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.This is an update from last week's blog post revealing that the Bonneville Power Administration paid out...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

Northern pikeminnows are targeted in a BPA program to reduce predation on endangered salmon.
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Pinkminnow angler earns $81K

FISHING -- The 2010 Northern Pikeminnow bounty program on the Snake and Columbia Rivers paid $1.2 million to anglers who helped to reduce the numbers of a salmon-eating pest called the northern pikeminnow.One devoted angler cashed in on the deal, earning a record $81,000 during...

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