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BOR Takes Comments On Klamath Salmon EIS


The Klamath River's vital importance to both Oregon and California explains the frequent disagreements over how its water will be used.  The debates rage even in non-drought years, and 2015 is not one of those.

The federal Bureau of Reclamation continues work toward an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Long-Term Plan for the Protection of Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River. 

Shorter version: it's a plan that should take some of the annual ups-and-downs out of the late-summer releases of additional water into the Trinity River.

BOR just finished a series of open houses on the project and will take public input until Thursday, August 20. 

BOR's Therese Bradford and Sheri Harral talk about the project and the input. 

From BOR's page:

Written comments will be accepted at the scoping meetings or may be mailed to Paul Zedonis, Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019 or emailed to sha-slo-klamath-LTP@usbr.gov. Written comments must be received by close of business Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. For more information, please contact Zedonis at 530-275-1554 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.