Monday, April 5, 2010

Court Ordered Spill will Remain for 2010

Court ordered levels of spill on the Columbia and Snake Rivers which have been in place since 2006 will likely remain in effect this spring despite an earlier indication that NOAA would favor earlier initiation of downstream barging of smolts in a maximum transport alternative proposed in the 2008 BiOp. Critics of barging say that evidence that barging increases survival is minimal and in fact increased rates of straying may pose problems for the genetic integrity wild salmon in the Snake and Middle Columbia. More information in the Columbia Basin Bulletin.

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