Scientists form opinion on Klamath Basin water

river with salmon jumping


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Federal scientists have a plan for balancing water in the Klamath Basin between fish and farms in a way that won’t harm salmon and other
fish protected by the Endangered Species Act.

A biological opinion was formed on Monday for operations on the Klamath Project. The Bureau of Reclamation says this new plan gives them a lot more flexibility than they had in 2001, when they had to shut off irrigation to farms in favor of the the fish.

The Hoopa Valley Tribe is unhappy because they say the plan gives more water to farmers at the expense of salmon.