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Water From A Trinity Reservoir Will Be Released Into The Klamath River

OPB | Aug. 7, 2013 3:22 p.m. | Portland

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The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it will release water from the Trinity River reservoirs to supplement flows in the Klamath River.

The additional water is meant to help prevent a fish kill and support salmon runs. 

Pete Lucero is with the Bureau of Reclamation. He says water from the Trinity River reservoirs has gone to help the Klamath River before.

We’re looking at perhaps making releases from the Trinity system as early as August 13 because it takes about two days for water to travel from the Trinity Reservoir through the rivers system to the point at which we measure flows,” Lucero says.

The reservoir is in California, west of Redding.  It feeds into the Klamath River, which crosses the Oregon-California border. 

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