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November 19, 2012
Weekly News Briefs for Nov. 19
Safer, More Efficient LED Lights Brighten Up Hells Canyon Dam
Idaho Power crews recently installed new high-efficiency LED lights on the face of Hells Canyon Dam. The new lights are brighter and more efficient, and they provide added safety for Idaho Power crews working during evening hours. Photos of both old and new lights are available upon request.
Video: Idaho Power Biologists Search for Sturgeon in the Snake River
Visit our YouTube channel and follow Idaho Power biologists through twisting Hells Canyon as they search for white sturgeon during the first of a three-year study.
Angler Alert: More Steelhead Released into Boise River
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has completed its annual release of steelhead into the Boise River. These fish, ranging from 6-12 pounds each, are from Idaho Power’s Oxbow Hatchery in Hells Canyon.
The fish were released between the Glenwood Bridge and Barber Park late last week. Besides a fishing license, anglers hoping to tangle with one of the hatchery steelhead need a $12.75 steelhead permit, good for 20 fish. Though required in other steelhead waters, barbless hooks are not required for Boise River steelhead angling.
The steelhead are from Idaho Power’s annual fall trapping program, in which a certain number of steelhead are captured to serve as brood stock at Oxbow. Excess fish are divided among the Idaho and Oregon fish and game departments and the Nez Perce tribe.
For more information about the release and steelhead fishing rules, contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465 or visit their website, at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov
For more information about Idaho Power’s fish protection efforts, visit www.idahopower.com/ourenvironment.