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. …Read More
In support of salmon recovery, the State Department of Ecology seeks feedback on proposed rule changes that would impact dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
The changes aim to help increase salmon migration, which could then boost prey for struggling orcas, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.Read More
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.…Read More
An Idaho-based oil company reached an agreement with a Washington state agency over a spill in South Wenatchee in 2017. Now, part of it’s fine will go toward habitat restoration, as Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
March was cold but it wasn’t that wet, so it didn’t really add to our water reserves. One last check on water supplies show levels below average, but within normal parameters. Marcus Bellissimo explains.…Read More
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.…Read More
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.…Read More
Salmon and steelhead populations have struggled for decades in the Pacific Northwest, something local tribes are working to reverse. A proposed contract between the Yakama Nation and Chelan County PUD would reestablish coho populations in mid-Columbia tributaries. Marcus Bellissimo reports.…Read More
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.…Read More
The Grant PUD says its making progress on investigation spillway monoliths on Priest Rapids Dam, following a non-failure emergency declared in March this year.
Drilling is done and the installation of additional monitoring equipment continues. The next step is to see if Columbia River water levels at the dam can be raised.…Read More
Summer heat is here, with temps reaching triple digits today. With this winter’s mountain snowpack all but melted, water experts are now predicting how much water will be available through the rest of the summer. It varies across the state, but for the Columbia River at least, it’s about average. Marcus Bellissimo has more.…Read More