Extra water to be released from Trinity Reservoir for Klamath Salmon

Sep 8, 2015 12:32 PM by News Staff

The Bureau of Reclamation will provide a one-day pulse flow Tuesday from the Lewiston Dam to help protect returning adult fall-run Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River.

Tuesday’s release is in addition to the current supplemental flows being released out of the dam to protect salmon and is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The precautionary release will be implemented because of the continued presence of low-level infections of adult salmon by Ich, the disease thought primarily responsible for the fish die-off in 2002.

The flow from Lewiston Dam will increase from the current rate of 1,100 cubic feet per second and would peak at approximately 3,300 cfs for one day; it would then begin ramping down until reaching approximately 1,100 cfs the following day.


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