snake river

Trump Administration Urged to Avoid Salmon Protection Rules
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers says saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest is too costly and is turning to the Trump administration.
The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee kno…
Corps: Oil Leaked From Dam Into Snake River Over 7 Months
KAHLOTUS, Wash. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says oil has slowly leaked into the Snake River at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state over seven months.
The federal agency, which operates the dam, said Tuesday that an estimated 742 gallons (2,808 liters) of oil leake…
House Members Send Letter Opposing Dam Breaching
SPOKANE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse and numerous other Republican lawmakers have sent a letter opposing the removal of four dams on the Snake River to restore wild runs of salmon.
The lawmakers sent the letter on Thursday to members of the House Appropriations Committee, asking that money be …
New Record Set for Fall Chinook Redds in Snake River
KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — New data released by the Nez Perce Tribe shows that fall chinook returning to the Snake River have set a new record for the third straight year.
The Tri-City Herald reports that the data shows a new record of 9,345 redds, or gravel nests, were built by returning adults i…
National Catfish Day
When you think of catfish, you think of the warm, slow moving rivers and shallow lakes of the southern United States. But people do catch them in the northwest!