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Salmon crossing cracked dam, one way or another

Salmon crossing cracked dam, one way or another

By Marcy Stamper

Engineers, fish biologists and construction teams who scrambled to meet an April 15 deadline to devise a way to move the first of an expected 20,000 spring Chinook salmon over the fractured Wanapum Dam say they have met their initial goals.

Construction workers have retrofitted the fish ladders...

Salmon crossing cracked dam using modified fish ladders

Salmon crossing cracked dam using modified fish ladders

By Marcy Stamper

Engineers, fish biologists and construction teams who have scrambled to meet an April 15 deadline to devise a way to move the first of an expected 20,000 spring Chinook salmon over the fractured Wanapum Dam believe they have met their initial goals. Construction workers have …

Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

Local biologists await fix at Wanapum Dam to allow fish passage

By Marcy Stamper
It’s a 150-mile swim from Wanapum Dam to Winthrop, but fish biologists in the Methow Valley are keeping careful tabs on proposed fixes that will enable salmon to get through when the first spring Chinook reach the dam next month, en route …
Project will re-create a historic Methow River channel

Project will re-create a historic Methow River channel

By Ann McCreary A project designed to restore salmon habitat by re-creating a historic side channel of the Methow River northwest of Twisp is expected to get underway this summer. The “1890s Side Channel Restoration” project will restore a channel that once carried water along the valley wall parallel to Highway 20 north of Twisp....

WDFW proposes to monitor fish in Methow streams, rivers

By Ann McCreary Submerged antennas would be placed in up to 19 streams and rivers in the Methow Valley to monitor endangered fish species through a project proposed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The Methow Valley Ranger District is proposing to issue a five-year special use permit to WDFW to install and...
Methow steelhead fishery will continue

Methow steelhead fishery will continue

By Mike Maltais
The fishery for hatchery steelhead in the Methow River can continue for the time being, but with caveats.
Evaluation of test well remains on hold

Evaluation of test well remains on hold

By Ann McCreary
Plans to evaluate the capacity of a test well recently drilled by the Methow Valley Irrigation District remained on hold this week due to the partial shutdown of the federal government
Proposed coho pond on Chewuch assailed by Colvilles and public

Proposed coho pond on Chewuch assailed by Colvilles and public

Photo by Sue Misao   BY MARCY STAMPER A proposal for a pond that would hold coho salmon in the spring and release the fish into the Chewuch River has drawn criticisms about the high costs of salmon recovery and a strongly worded letter from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, saying that the Bonneville...