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Shireen Gonzaga (
Thu, 20 Jan 2000 09:12:56 -0800 (PST)

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Missouri River destiny hangs in the balance
Thursday, January 20, 2000
By Margot Higgins

The destiny of the Missouri River for the next
several decades hinges on the contents of a final
dam-reform policy soon to be released by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers.

Last week, the Northwest division of the corps
released its proposal for a revised Missouri River
Master Manual, the guide used by the federal agency
to set releases for six dams in eastern Montana and
the Dakotas. Conservationists say the recommendation
will benefit barge traffic at the expense of wildlife
and recreation.
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Early warning: Something big brewing in Pacific
Thursday, January 20, 2000
By Associated Press

The Pacific Ocean may be undergoing a dramatic
temperature change that could make the unusual
weather patterns of the last 18 months the norm
for the next 30 years, researchers say.
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World Wire
U.S. declares fishery failure
Thursday, January 20, 2000
By Associated Press

For years, U.S. West Coast fishermen who suffered
from sharp declines of ling cod, rockfish and other
groundfish appealed for federal help.

Catches along the coast have gone from a 20-year
average of 74,000 tons to less than 36,000 tons
last year. This year, they are projected to be
27,000 tons.

Fishermen complained that they have been caught
between a decline in available fish, on one hand,
and government regulations that continually cut
into profits, on the other.

On Wednesday, the federal government stepped in,
declaring a fishery disaster for West Coast
groundfish, a move that opens the way for future
relief for fishermen.
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