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November 19, 2003 | Press Release

Federal Report Finds Low Flows a Major Factor in 2002 Klamath Fish Disaster

Commercial fishermen, Native Americans, and conservationists today welcomed the release of a long-awaited report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the causes of the 2002 Klamath River fish kill. The report concluded that low river flows were at the heart of the tragic fish kill, in which over 34,000 adult salmon perished before they could spawn. The report found that: