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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

2019-2021 Spill Agreement for Dams Was Successful, Agencies and Tribes Say

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The 2019-2021 Flexible Spill Agreement called for increased spill to aid juvenile passage when power prices are low and reduced spill to allow additional power generation when prices are higher. Read more.

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JANUARY 12-13 : Council Meeting via webinar (all meetings are remote access only)

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Coronavirus update: Joining the effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Council will make all meetings completely virtual until further notice. The work of the Council and the RTF will continue remotely, and we encourage people to join our meetings and engage with our staff and members by phone and webinar and email. We will update this as more information becomes available.

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State of Northwest Utilities in 2019

Flat load growth continues and on site solar takes off. Read more.

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Council Approves Tribes’ Hatchery Master Plan for Yakima River Coho and Chinook Salmon

The plan calls for upgrading production facilities for coho and Chinook salmon with the goal of making the Yakima River the salmon ‘workhorse’ it once was. Read more.

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Smaller Adults, Lots of Minijacks: NOAA Research Aims to Inform Hatchery Managers

Pacific salmon from Alaska to California are declining in abundance and maturing younger. Can anything be done to reverse this trend? Read more.