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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Army Corps fixes Bonneville Dam early, barges again hauling wheat to Portland

Grain barges are again flowing on the Columbia River after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fixed a broken lock on the Bonneville Dam sooner than expected.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

Federal authorities have started killing more California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border.


Wandering sea lions endangering salmon, steelhead below Bonneville Dam

There are about 4,500 sea lions in the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to Astoria, Ore., and they love eating salmon and steelhead.


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 …


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 …


Feds OK killing of sea lions in Columbia River

SEATTLE — The federal government has decided it is OK to resume killing California sea lions that eat threatened and endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam.


Court halts sea lion killing at Columbia River dam

Sea lions that have faced death by lethal injection for making banquets of endangered fish in the Columbia River won a reprieve today when a federal appeals court told Oregon …