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BIA/Thomas B. Hardy Science
It was a draft opinion that shut down the Klamath Project in 2001.
The Department of the Interior brought in the
National Research Council to peer review the
'opinion.' They found that the fish die-off of 2002
could not be attributed to the Klamath Project.
They found that there was substantial science
available and that lake level and river flow
management would not help 'endangered' coho or
The following are more facts regarding the Hardy studies, the Hardy process, and the flaws in the 'science'.
Klamath Watershed in Perspective A review of historical hydrology of major features of the Klamath River Watershed and evaluation of Hardy Iron Gate Flow requirements. By Dr. K.A. Rykbost, Superintendent, Klamath Experiment Station, Oregon State University, and R. Todd, Klamath County Extension Office, Oregon State University. HERE for Dr. Rykbost biography.
Hardy Fact Sheet by KWUA: The Hardy Phase II DRAFT Report Is Not a Recipe for Preventing Fish Die-Off and it Still Does Not Represent the Best Available Science on Klamath River Flows.1/06/04
The process leading to the draft Hardy Phase II report was severely constrained and flawed by exclusion of other expertise, stakeholders, and knowledgeable individuals. Includes quotes from BIA, CDFG, more. April 2003
Dr. T. B. Hardy vs Dave Vogel, Wildlife Biologist, The Water Report: Klamath Basin Science 1/15/05
ARTICLES and Letters:
5/23/08, Dr. Thomas Hardy support for the KBRA, posted to KBC 3/7/09. Discusses evaporation, retiring farmland, and limiting groundwater pumping.
Klamath Irrigators slammed by court with science bought and paid for, 57 per cent of farmer's water isn't enough; Klamath farmers are devastated by appeals court ruling, Klamath Courier posted to KBC 10/29/05 "Dr. Thomas B. Hardy is the person who was contracted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish Indian water rights and to be an expert witness for (and paid for by) the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the Klamath River water adjudication process...The NMFS officials, who wrote the Biological Opinion, chose to discard the National Research Council's conclusions and adopt the Hardy ‘science’. ."
Klamath Report Questioned, Siskiyou Daily News 8/6/04 summarizes some of the flaws in the DFG and draft Hardy reports.
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