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2010-07-26 11:39:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro's first-of-its-kind patented fish friendly hydropower turbines are giving new life to the Bonneville Dam, after more than 70 years of providing clean, renewable energy to the Pacific Northwest. The Bonneville First Powerhouse, which has been harnessing hydropower from the Columbia River since the late 1930s, underwent a $140 million upgrade to its turbines.

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2009-11-08 06:15:00

The killing of 25 California sea lions over the past two years has had no affect on the growing population of salmon at the base of Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River.

2008-09-12 21:00:14

By ALLEN THOMAS Fall chinook salmon retention in the lower Columbia River will not close early, instead remaining open through Tuesday.

2008-08-27 00:00:24

By ERIK ROBINSON Sea lions sit in two traps on the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam on April 24, shortly before the doors closed, trapping them for removal. The deaths of six sea lions at Bonne-ville Dam remains a whodunit.

2008-08-07 21:00:16

By ALLEN THOMAS Odds and ends from the Columbia River fisheries realm.... Big changes are coming to the operation of salmon and steelhead hatcheries on lower Columbia River tributaries.

2008-07-24 18:00:35

By Scott Learn, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul.

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By ERIK ROBINSON Anglers line the north bank of the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam to fish for shad in June.

2008-07-10 21:00:16

By ALLEN THOMAS Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and- release beginning Saturday.

2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Allen Thomas, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 8--Having exceeded harvest guidelines, sturgeon angling in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River Gorge will shift to catch-and-release beginning Saturday.

2008-07-04 21:00:12

By ALLEN THOMAS Conflict swirls constantly around Columbia River salmon management. It's as much a part of the river as the tides and eddies of the stream itself. One group is chafed about the fisheries of another incessantly.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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