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Increased flows begin at Link River Dam
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Herald and News 2/23/17
Bureau of Reclamation and PacifiCorp are increasing flows at
Link River Dam as Upper Klamath Lake has risen above the
flood control guidelines.
started increasing Wednesday afternoon and will be increased
to bring the Upper Klamath Lake elevation below flood
control thresholds. The lake is 88 percent of full pool as
of Wednesday evening.
River flows will increase to about 6,000 cubic feet per
second while Iron Gate Dam flows are expected to increase to
a maximum of 7,700 cfs Wednesday. The increased flows are
expected to extend through the weekend.
Cameron, Oregon deputy area office manager, said it is
unlikely that the agency would use the A canal or other
canals to offset the incoming water into the lake to avoid
flooding. He noted that there is plenty of capacity of the
lake and Link River that any flooding will be unlikely.
Residents and those recreating along the Link and Klamath
rivers and on Lake Ewauna should be aware, expect rising
water, and take appropriate precautions.
flow release is being done for flood control purposes but
will also provide a surface flushing flow contributing to
fish disease mitigation in the Klamath River.
is potential for additional increased flows through Link
River Dam if Upper Klamath Lake levels continue to rise over
the next few months.
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