Stories tagged: columbia river basin
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
Idaho’s imperiled Snake River sockeye run has nearly matched last year’s return but hasn’t paralleled the surprising performance of sockeye that return to the upper Columbia River Basin.
UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016
A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
Thu., June 4, 2015
In July 2012, The Spokesman-Review editorialized enthusiastically in support of new ways of paying for major irrigation system expansions in the Columbia Basin. Enthusiastically, and prematurely.
Mon., July 8, 2013
Surface water may be as close as ever for some Columbia Basin farmers who have been watching their groundwater slip away. The state Department of Ecology has water rights in …
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010
State, federal and tribal leaders pledged support Thursday for restoring Columbia River watersheds through programs that reduce toxic compounds in the water. The nation’s fourth-largest river basin contains mercury, PCBs, …
Sun., Aug. 8, 2010
PORTLAND – Federal biologists will recommend four options for dealing with salmon hatchery programs that feed into the Columbia River Basin, the toughest of which would pull federal dollars from …
Tue., Sept. 15, 2009
The Obama administration says it will be more aggressive in protecting declining Pacific Northwest salmon runs and will study breaching some dams as a last resort in a long-awaited management …