Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fraser River Sockeye Run Lower Than Expected

While large compared to the Columbia-Snake run, the run of returning sockeye in the Fraser River of British Columbia is lower than expected, and according to The Canadian Press, this is causing conflict between the Tribes and the recreational fishers.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Restoration Work in the Chelan River Gorge

The SeattlePI has a report by Christine Pratt of The Wenatchee World on restoration work being undertaken by the Chelan County PUD as part by its new FERC license.

Fractional Crystallization Tested to Separate Hanford Wastes

John Warner of Swamp Fox describes a large-scale pilot test at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory which applied fractional crystallization to separate high activity wastes from low activity wastes in the Hanford tank waste stream.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

More Sockeye

Scott Learn writes in the The Oregonian about the better than average Sockeye run in the Columbia and up the Snake.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Expensive Wells in the Odessa Sub-Basin

The Packer, the Business Newspaper of the Produce Industry, in an article by Don Schrack about water problems in the Odessa Sub-Basin of eastern Washington, quotes Chris Voigt, executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission, on the cost of irrigation wells in the area: A 2000' deep well costs more than 2 million dollars.

A Thumbnail History of Sequim and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley

Blogger Epona'Bri Astra-Peace has posted an interesting history of European settlement of the area around Dungeness Spit at her blog Sequim Magick. Drop by and visit.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Westslope Cutthroat Restoration in Montana

As reported in the Flathead Beacon, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission denied a motion that would have suspended the use of the piscicide Rotenone in a westslope cutthroat restoration project in the South Fork Flathead Basin.

Science Panel Points to Non-Native Fish as Threat to Salmon in the Columbia

The Seattle PI reports on the findings of a science panel established by NOAA: Encourage more fishing of smallmouth bass and walleye to help salmon in the Columbia.