[env-trinity] BOR proposes using Trinity flows to prevent Klamath fish kill--COMMENTS
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Thu Jul 18 11:30:13 PDT 2013
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
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