More Water for Klamath Salmon and Fishing Communities

On the eve of a potential salmon fishing closure that would devastate coastal communities and fishing families in California and Oregon, a federal court ruled that the Bush administration cannot continue to strangle water flows in the Klamath River in dry years. On March 27th, the court sided with fishing and conservation groups that are seeking a more balanced distribution of water needed to rebuild Klamath River salmon stocks and ordered the federal Bureau of Reclamation to provide river flows needed for threatened coho salmon. --Endangered Species Coalition