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Salmon above Chief Joseph Dam on council agenda in Spokane

FISHING -- An update on the potential for reintroducing chinook to the Columbia River upstream from Chief Joseph will be presented Tuesday during the Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane. The council, which, in part, helps direct hydropower ratepayer...

Besieged Houstonians banding together

The selflessness, indeed the bravery, of our fellow Houstonians, who come through yet again when they’re challenged by Mother Nature’s fickle moods, has become a Bayou City trademark.

Dam opponents organize ‘Free the Snake Flotilla’ Sept. 8-9

RIVERS – Wild fish and conservation groups calling for removal of Snake River Dams are organizing the third annual Free the Snake Flotilla on Sept. 8-9 based out of Chief Timothy State Park at Clarkston, Washington. Sam Mace of Save our Wild Salmon said she...

Snake River debris restricting boaters, killing some fish at dams

RIVERS – Unusually large amounts of woody debris flushed out of the tributaries continues to clog the Snake River behind its dams causing problems for boaters and death to some salmon and steelhead. Last week, boaters in the Lewiston area couldn't safely launch on the...

Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass

Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the 2- to 4-pound range in nearly every significant pocket of soft, shallow shoreline water they could find.

Snake River Family Festival spotlights utility of dams

RIVERS -- The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Boyer Park and Marina.

Lake Roosevelt refilling as Columbia River spring runoff pours in

RESERVOIRS -- Spring runoff is picking up, especially in the mountains of Canada, and Columbia River dam managers have begun refilling Lake Roosevelt more than a foot a day. The elevation of Lake Roosevelt behind Grand Coulee Dam was 1234.90 feet above sea level at...