Initial Phase Of Klamath River Drawdowns Complete, Reservoirs Drained By Late Spring; Dam Removal Follows

February 23rd, 2024

The initial phase of reservoir drawdowns on the Klamath River – the draining of Iron Gate, Copco, and JC Boyle reservoirs – is now complete. Draining the reservoirs is a critical step on the path to deconstructing the remaining three Klamath River dams that are slated for removal later this year.

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FERC’s Final EIS On Columbia River Pumped Storage Project Near John Day Dam Recommends Issuing A License With Conditions

February 23rd, 2024

A final environmental impact statement by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff for the Goldendale Energy Storage Project near the Columbia River’s John Day Dam recommends issuing a license that includes conditions required by the Clean Water Act, and staff-recommended modifications and additional measures submitted by state and federal agencies, Tribes, and non-governmental organizations.

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Basin Water Supply Dropping With Most Watersheds Well Below Normal, Setting Up Low Expectations For The Year

February 16th, 2024

After nearly a month of cold weather and heavy snow across the Columbia River basin, giving fisheries managers hope that there would be plenty of streamflow this summer for salmon and steelhead, February has been drier and warmer than normal, leaving the basin water supply at just 75 percent of average, as measured at The Dalles Dam.

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Snake River Wild Steelhead: Potlatch River Long-Term Steelhead Restoration Plan Improves Juvenile Numbers But Declines In Adult Fish Continue

February 16th, 2024

An important population of listed steelhead in Idaho’s Snake River basin has been getting the help it needs to boost its numbers – removal of barriers, increasing habitat complexity, fewer scouring spring flows and higher and more consistent summer streamflows.

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