Grand Coulee Dam http://nwpr.org en Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River http://nwpr.org/post/tribes-push-restore-salmon-upper-columbia-river <p>Once upon a time, salmon and steelhead swam over a thousand miles upriver to the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, there at the foot of the Rockies in British Columbia. &nbsp;Those epic migrations ended in 1938 with the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. &nbsp;This week, tribes from both sides of the U.S.-Canada border along with scientists and policymakers are meeting in Spokane to figure out how Columbia River fish could be restored to their entire historical range.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:30:41 +0000 Tom Banse 43015 at http://nwpr.org Tribes Push To Restore Salmon To Upper Columbia River Army Corps Getting Ready For "Big Water" http://nwpr.org/post/army-corps-getting-ready-big-water <p>GRAND COULEE DAM, Wash. -- Federal water and dam managers are draining reservoirs in the Columbia and Snake River basins to get ready for &quot;big water&quot; coursing downriver. In recent weeks, the Army Corps of Engineers has called for bigger drawdowns, or as the agency calls it &quot;drafting&quot;, to protect against flooding. Supervisory engineer Peter Brooks says more room is needed to catch runoff from the bountiful snows of March.</p><p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 23:16:01 +0000 Tom Banse 6726 at http://nwpr.org Army Corps Getting Ready For "Big Water"