Posts Tagged ‘Columbia River’

Marmots, Mosquitoes Muddy Good Times At Chelan PUD Parks

The Chelan County PUD is asking visitors to Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park, Rocky Reach Hydro Park and Riverfront Park in Wenatchee to not feed marmots. The utility says the common rodents have wreaked havoc on flowers, caused damage to fish habitat and riverbank destabilization along the rocky banks of the Columbia and Chelan Rivers, said…

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Six States Join Fray As Backers Attempt to Revive Columbia River Coal Terminal

Washington state’s decision to deny permits to a massive coal export terminal is not going over well with some coal-heavy states and several industry groups. Six Western states and several national industry groups have lined up against Washington state in a legal battle over its decision to reject permits for the proposed terminal on the…

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The Columbia Rolls On – History And Discussion Of The Columbia

A half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada governing hydropower and flood-control operations along the Columbia River needs to be updated to deal with modern-day issues, such as environmental protections. On Tuesday May 8th, a discussion will take place at the Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center featuring John Sirois of Upper Columbia United Tribes…

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Study Says Snake River Dams Could Be Replaced With Renewables

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed an order to spill more water over lower Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon ruled last spring that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must spill more water through spillways, rather than turbines. The National…

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