Yurok Call For Better Scott River Flows

Dec 1, 2015

Fish can take a beating in drought years in Western rivers. 

Credit John R. McMillan/NOAA Fisheries

But water management can make the effects of drought worse for fish, in the eyes of the Yurok Tribe. 

The tribe runs its own fisheries department, and recently released an analysis of water flows in the Scott River, a major Klamath River tributary. 

The tribe's concerns about the Klamath are well-known; the Yurok pulled out of the Klamath Agreements seeking dam removal a few months ago. 

Yurok Senior Biologist Mike Belchik joins us to air the concerns over Scott River flows.