Klamath River Basin Issues and Activities: An Overview

Document Details:

Title: Klamath River Basin Issues and Activities: An Overview
Category: Technical Report
File: Powers-at-al-2005_0014_Klamath-River-Basin-Issues-and-Activities-An-Overview.pdf
Updated Date: 20.12.2016
Author(s)/Source(s): Kyna Powers, Pamela Baldwin, Eugene H. Buck, Betsy A. Cody
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
Focal Topic: Water Quality, Water Allocation & Rights, Dam Operations, Dam Removal, Habitat Restoration, Suckers, Salmon, Dams & Reservoirs
Location: Klamath Basin
Watershed Code: 180102

There have been many studies, Biological Opinions, and operating plans over recent years, all of which have been controversial. The events of 2001 and 2002 prompted renewed efforts to resolve water conflicts in the Klamath Basin. Congress has responded to the controversy in a number of ways, including holding oversight hearings and appropriating funds for activities in the area. This report provides an overview of recent conflict in the Klamath Basin, with an emphasis on activities in the Upper Basin, and summarizes some of the activities taking place to improve water supply reliability and fish survival.