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dismisses Klamath salmon die-off case
federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an
Indian tribe that sought to hold the U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation responsible for a salmon die-off in the
lower Klamath River in 2002.
The die-off in the late
summer of 2002 claimed an estimated 34,000 fish,
including most chinook salmon, in the lower reach of
the Klamath River.
The trial was to
resolve an issue between the Yurok Tribes and the
federal government that had spun out of a case
brought by the Pacific Coast Federation of
Fishermen's Associations against the federal
In the case, the Yurok Tribe, whose reservation is 200 miles downstream from the Klamath Project, argued that the operation of the Klamath Project and low water flow caused the death of the salmon in 2002.
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