Extra water coming for salmon run in lower Klamath River

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REDDING, Calif. — Federal authorities plan to release extra water from the Trinity Reservoir in Northern California.

Bureau of Reclamation’s Kevin Moore

Water from the Lewiston Dam was released beginning Monday and the increased water releases will continue through late September.

The move is aimed at preventing a repeat of a 2002 fish die-off that left tens of thousands of salmon dead before they could spawn. They died from gill-rotting diseases that spread as they crowded together in warm pools, unable to swim upstream for lack of water.

Moore says the public should be cautious.

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