[env-trinity] BOR proposes using Trinity flows to prevent Klamath fish kill--COMMENTS

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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.  
Media Contact:
Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs  Officer

Released On: July 17, 2013
Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Use  of Trinity 
Reservoir Water to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released  for public 
review the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No  Significant 
Impact for using Trinity Reservoir-stored water to supplement flows  in the Lower 
Klamath River to lessen the likelihood of a fish disease outbreak  and fish 
mortalities during late summer. 
Projections of a large run of adult Chinook salmon to the Klamath River 
Basin  and dry hydrologic conditions have prompted federal staff and Yurok and 
Hoopa  Valley tribal staff to consider supplementing flows to the Lower 
Klamath River  between August 15 and September 21. Reclamation estimates that up 
to 62,000  acre-feet of water could be used to supplement Lower Klamath 
River flows. Use of  the water would be informed by real-time environmental and 
biological monitoring  by federal, state and tribal biologists. 
The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National  
Environmental Policy Act and are available at 
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=14366.  If you encounter problems accessing the 
documents online, please call  916-978-5100 or email _mppublicaffairs at usbr.gov_ 
(mailto:mppublicaffairs at usbr.gov) .  
Written comments on the Draft EA/FONSI must be received by close of 
business  Wednesday, July 31, and should be sent to Don Reck, Bureau of 
Reclamation,  Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 
96019,  or faxed to 530-276-2005 or emailed to 
_sha-slo-klamathflows at usbr.gov_ (mailto:sha-slo-klamathflows at usbr.gov) . 
For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, 
please  contact Reck at 530-275-1554 (TTY 530-275-8991). Copies of the documents 
may  also be viewed at Reclamation’s Northern California Area Office at the 
above  address. 

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