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BIA/Thomas B. Hardy Science
It was a draft opinion that shut down the Klamath Project in 2001.
THE BEST SCIENCE IN THE COUNTRY
The following are more facts regarding the Hardy studies, the Hardy process, and the flaws in the 'science', followed by Articles and Letters
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:
Klamath Irrigation District Document in February 2023 Newsletter: "Analysis of Dr. Thomas Hardy Flow Studies PH 1 and PH 2 being utilized as the "best available science" for flows in the Klamath River to protect the threatened Southern Oregon Northern California Coast coho salmon." It includes Dr. Hardy Contracts, and Payments from Bureau of Indian Affairs, to develop evidence to support Yurok water rights in Klamath Adjudication and elevated flows. It has curtailed water to Klamath Reclamation Project, and been used to promote destroying Klamath Hydroelectric dams via KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Those rejecting Hardy's "science" were the National Research Council which is the Best Available Science in our country, and many unbiased scientists. 80+ % of Klamath and Siskiyou Counties' constituents oppose destruction of Klamath Dams, the largest Dam Destruction in the world. Posted 3/11/23."...Bureau of Indian Affairs (hired) Dr. Thomas Hardy to develop evidence to support the Yurok water rights claim in the Klamath Adjudication." *** This flawed science is still being used to create high Klamath Lake levels and Klamath River flows, stealing our stored irrigation water. Klamath Irrigation District February 2023 Newsletter.
PAYMENTS to Dr. Thomas
Hardy by BIA to create testimony for Klamath Basin
Adjudication and to curtail water to Klamath Reclamation
Project, posted to KBC 3/10/23.
5/23/08, Dr. Thomas Hardy support for the KBRA 5/23/08. 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 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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