Managing the Columbia River to Meet Anadromous Fish Requirements

by Nicholas A. Dodge, Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


According to northwest fishery agencies and Indian tribes the protection for juvenile salmon and steelhead is not adequate. The Northwest Power Planning Council, formed as the result of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980, has prepared a Fish and Wildlife Program that they believe the Corps of Engineers must follow. Plans for meeting juvenile fish requirements of the future are not complete. Many factors affecting the salmon and steelhead are not known; there is not a regional consensus as to what is the best course of action, nor is the future action of national leaders known. New concepts being investigated are discussed along with a brief history of the accomplishments of previous modifications to managing the Columbia River.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Fish management | Hydro power | Electric power | Power plants | Steel | Water conservation | Water resources | Pacific Northwest | United States

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