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Klamath River project

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court in California declined to dismiss the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s crossclaim in a suit brought by the Yurok Tribe challenging the federal agency’s biological opinion on a Klamath River project, which assessed impacts on coho and Chinook salmon. The bureau has adequately alleged a conflict between an Oregon Water Resources Department order preventing it from releasing water classified as stored at the Upper Klamath Lake and its obligations under the Endangered Species Act.

Read the order here.

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