Tag Archive: Bureau of Reclamation

Columbia River salmon plan challenged

By: Staff The Spokesman-Review Conservation groups and fishing interests have challenged the federal government’s latest plan for making Columbia River dams safe for salmon runs. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland against NOAA Fisheries Service, which … Read on 

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New-age water wheels harvest hydrokinetic energy

By: Kate Prengaman Yakima Herald-Republic SELAH — Farmers across the Yakima Basin depend on a network of canals to deliver water for their crops. Now, scientists believe the canals could provide another resource to the region: renewable energy. Capturing the … Read on 

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Irrigation district’s hydropower project moving forward

By Staff Herald and News One of the Klamath Basin’s largest irrigation districts is one step closer to building a hydroelectric generation facility on a canal in the Klamath Reclamation Project. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the … Read on 

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Columbia River Basin dam managers to adapt to warmer weather

By Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman Temperatures in the Columbia River Basin have risen 2 degrees in the past hundred years and could climb another 6 to 7 degrees this century, according to a west-wide report on the impact of climate … Read on 

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