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Columbia River barge lock to return to service Sept. 30

Officials say barges carrying wheat, wood and other goods will remain at a standstill for the rest of the month while workers repair a critical navigation lock at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

Broken lock shuts down barge traffic on Columbia River system

One of two ways that Pacific Northwest farmers get their wheat to export in Portland has been shut down after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped barge traffic on the Columbia River around the Bonneville Dam after a crack was found on a critical part of one of its massive locks.

Steelhead counts stopped at Bonneville due to wildfire smoke

FISHING -- Here's an unexpected consequence of wildfires and smoke impacting the region: Only “essential” workers are allowed to be on the job at Bonneville Dam, and that does not include the fish counters. Consequently, as Columbia River fish managers and anglers are desperately trying...

Columbia River shad run explodes in near-record burst over Bonneville Dam

FISHING -- Holy shad! Fish managers couldn't believe their eyes when they scanned the fish count numbers from Bonneville Dam this morning. "I had to call the COE fish count hotline message to confirm 497,738 shad were counted at Bonneville Dam yesterday," said Joe Hymer,...

Bonneville Dam sockeye salmon run notches record

The growing abundance of sockeye salmon on the Columbia River reached a new milestone this week with passage of another record run at Bonneville Dam. It is the third record-breaking run in the past five years.

Field reports: Fall chinook run sets record

FISHING – It’s not a run of fall chinook salmon coming up the Columbia River this season. It’s a stampede. On Friday, the 2013 run topped the record since counting began at Bonneville Dam in 1938, topping the 610,700 fish counted in 2003.