Snake River

[8/28/19] Dam Spills to Help Salmon Migration

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Snake and Columbia river hydropower dams may soon allow more water over the dams to help salmon migration. Taking action to allow more spill over the dams is one of the Southern Resident Orca Task Force recommendationsto the Governor. Salmon runs on the Snake and Columbia rivers include Chinook, the Southern Resident Orca’s primary food. And […]

[8/12/19] Oil Spills Threaten Snake & Columbia Rivers

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Up to 300 gallons of oil may have leaked into the Snake River from a power-generating turbine at Lower Monumental Dam. The Army Corps of Engineers reported the suspected spill this week, but it’s unclear when it happened. The Army Corps disclosed the incident to regulators and the environmental group Columbia Riverkeeper under the terms […]

[7/29/19] Fish Returns Expected to Be Low

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Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say they expect another poor return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries. They also predict low numbers of B-run steelhead bound for the Clearwater River. Biologist Alan Byrne in Boise said the state expects over 60,000 steelhead to return at least as […]