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Outdoor Report – Kayaking The Columbia

In this week’s KOHO Outdoor Report, Dan Langager talks with Claire Dibble of Golden, British Columbia as she makes a stop in Wenatchee on her international journey.

Dibble is currently kayaking the Columbia River from “source to sea” – from headwaters in B.C. to the mouth in Astoria, Ore. …

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Keeping ‘Invaders From The North’ Out of Columbia River

Not to be confused with northern pikeminnow, northern pike have the potential to wreak havoc on local waterways, including eating endangered salmon and steelhead.

Chelan PUD Fisheries Scientist Bill Towey about joint efforts with tribes, agencies and other PUDs to keep Northern pike from moving down from Lake Roosevelt into the middle stretch of the Columbia River.…

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More Spill at Washington Dams Proposed to Help Starving Orcas

State regulators want to increase the amount of water that’s spilled over eight dams in order to help juvenile salmon survive as they migrate in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Increasing salmon populations could also help the region’s shrinking orca population. There’s a meeting on the proposal today in Vancouver, as Eric Tegethoff reports.…

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Through Education About Salmon Passage, PNW Can ‘Have Cake And Eat It Too’

Salmon have largely been cut off from the Upper Columbia River for the last 80 years, since the construction of the Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams.

Caj Matheson, Director of Natural Resources for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, told KOHO work is underway by tribes, environmental groups, farmers and state and federal agencies to reintroduce salmon to the 1,200 miles of river habitat.…

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Douglas County Port Using $290,000 In Grants To Study Rock Island Silicon Plant Redevelopment

Developable land is precious in Chelan and Douglas Counties. About 170 acres in the Rock Island area has the sights of the Port of Douglas County, the city of Rock Island and even the state.

The state Community Economic Revitalization Board awarded a $50,000 grant to the Port for studying riverfront redevelopment at the former silicon plant between US 28 and the Columbia River.…

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