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Klamath River: Salmon Protection

Case Overview

Earthjustice challenges long-term irrigation plan in midst of largest fishkill recorded in the Pacific Northwest.

Case Updates

August 13, 2013 | Legal Document

PCFFA Opposition to TRO on Trinity Water Releases for Salmon

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations represented by Earthjustice, filed papers today in the U.S. District Court in Fresno defending the planned release of Trinity River water to keep salmon alive.

August 12, 2013 | Legal Document

Trinity Water Intervention Memo

Intervention papers late defending planned use of Trinity River water to keep Trinity and Klamath River salmon alive in drought conditions.

April 11, 2012 | Blog Post

Snatching Skagit River Water Is In The Public Interest?

Washington state’s Swinomish tribe faces a water rights battle in the Skagit River basin, the likes of which we have seen before. It’s reminiscent of the dispute that broke out around a decade ago in the Klamath River basin in California and Oregon. That dispute led to a fish kill of about 70,000 salmon after federal intervention severely reduced water flows in the Klamath and its tributaries.

January 6, 2011 | Blog Post

Russian River Dredging Imperils Salmon

Coho and chinook salmon, along with their steelhead cousins, are making some promising headway in California's North Coast streams. The San Francisco Chronicle carried a front-page story on Dec. 19 describing a higher-than-expected return of spawning coho in Lagunitas Creek. The same trend holds true for the Garcia and several other streams.