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Feds release extra water to save Klamath salmon from disease

With water scarce in Northern California’s Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool, clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said releases started Friday from Lewiston Dam on the Trinity River, the Klamath’s primary tributary, and would continue into late September. Similar releases were done the last three years. They come from water that is shared with farms in the Central Valley. “In this fourth year of severe drought,,, Read the rest here 19:54

Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

Glen Spain of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, which represents California commercial salmon fishermen, said the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was meeting minimum flows in the Klamath River set under a biological opinion for threatened coho salmon. “This is the sort of situation we are all going to have to cope with through the summer,” he said. “And it’s going to be a white-knuckle ride, there is no doubt about that.” Read more here 08:51

Bureau of Reclamation plans water release for lower Klamath in hopes of preventing fish kills

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.—The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation proposes to release water later this summer from the Trinity River in California in hopes of preventing fish kills in the lower Klamath river. The Klamath Basin straddling the California-Oregon border is in a drought that has led to irrigation shutoffs, recalling similar events more than a decade ago when thousands of fish died in the lower Klamath. [email protected]