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Document Type: Contract Report
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 9155
Title: Occurrence of fish near the proposed Kalama Nuclear Power Plant site:  Columbia River, October 1970 to June 1971
Author/Editor: Theodore H. Blahm, Robert J. McConnell
Publication Year: 1971
Publisher: National Marine Fisheries Service
Contracting Agency: Clark and Cowlitz County Public Utility Districts. Prescott, Oregon

In early 1970 the National Marine Fisheries Service submitted a research proposal to the public utility districts of Clark and Cowlitz counties.  The purpose of the proposed study was to gather preliminary data on the occurrence of juvenile fish, in the Columbia River, near the proposed Kalama nuclear power plant site.  The proposal was conceived subsequent to a review of the Washington State power plant siting requirements. These requirements outline the general biological parameters which would require investigation prior to plant construction in accordance with Washington Administrative Code 463-12-035.—Quality of the Environment—Natural Resources; (2) Fish and Wildlife; "b) provide acceptable research or study plans for determining the abundance of distribution of, and project effects on wildlife, fish and other aquatic life, in the proposed-project influence area."  The proposal was presented to the commissioners of the Public Utility Districts and representatives of the Washington State fisheries agencies in September 1970.  The proposed study was accepted for the period October 1970 to June 1971.  This report outlines procedures of fish collection and summarizes data collected during the study period.