Take Action to Avoid Another Catastrophic Klamath River Fish Kill!

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Take Action to Avoid Another Catastrophic Klamath River Fish Kill

August 5, 2014

DSCF3762Click here to take action now: Klamath salmon need your help! Last week, the Bureau of Reclamation announced that it would not release the preventative flows needed to avert a fish kill in the Klamath River. We need to convince decision-makers to release preventative flows into the Klamath and Trinity reservoirs to save the fall salmon run from river conditions that are even more severe than those that caused the country’s largest fish kill in 2002, when 60,000 salmon perished in the Klamath River. read more >>

From the Klamath Salmon News List: klamath_salmon

Klamath River News * Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin * Feds end preventative fish kill water releases to Trinity-Klamath rivers * Officials urge people to avoid blue-green algae * Scott River ruling could boost groundwater regulation ACTIONS AND EVENTS * Time to Demand Trinity Water and Klamath Dam Removal: Day of Action August 19 * Stop a Klamath Fish Kill: Release Trinity Water Petition * Bring Our Water Home Rally: August 27th

DROUGHT STARTING TO KILL SALMON IN THE KLAMATH BASIN http://theworldlink.com/news/state-and-regional/drought-starting-to-kill-salmon-in-klamath-basin/article_0b582a89-0907-5458-9371-35de2ebd2958.html

FEDS END PREVENTIVE FISH KILL WATER RELEASES TO TRINITY-KLAMATH RIVERS http://www.times-standard.com/breakingnews/ci_26247136/feds-end-preventative-fish-kill-water-releases-trinity

SCOTT RIVER RULING COULD BOOST GROUNDWATER REGULATION http://www.chicoer.com/breakingnews/ci_26172860/scott-river-ruling-could-boost-groundwater-regulation

TIME TO DEMAND TRINITY WATER AND KLAMATH DA REMOVAL: Day of Action August 19 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/05/1319428/-Time-to-Demand-Trinity-Water-and-Klamath-Dam-Removal-Day-of-Action-August-19

STOP A KLAMATH FISH KILL: Release Trinity Water Petition https://www.change.org/petitions/sally-jewell-department-of-interior-stop-a-klamath-fish-kill-release-trinity-water

BRING OUT SALMON HOME RALLY: August 27th Rally for Water Releases with the Hoopa Valley Tribe https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming http://www.hoopa-nsn.gov/

DAY OF ACTION FOR THE KLAMATH SALMON: August 19 https://www.facebook.com/events/1667718626786128/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Federal officials at the Department of the Interior recently announced that, unlike previous years, they will not release Trinity River water from Lewiston Dam to avoid a Klamath River fish kill. Juvenile and adult salmon are already dying in the Klamath and there still one month of summer until the fall run enters the river. If water is not released there is no doubt we will have a repeat of the 2002 Klamath River fish kill.

The add insult to injury PacifiCorp is applying to California for a water quality permit to keep their dams in the Klamath River, and are refusing to do an analysis of dam removal despite their stated support of the Klamath dam removal legislation. This comes just as the Klamath River is turning bright green from PacifiCorp's dams toxic algae blooms.

On August 19th we will demand that the state of California make PacifiCorp apply for a permit to remove these fish killing dams, and that the Department of the Interior release Trinity River water to stop a Klamath River fish kill.