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2011-12-13 11:40:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Water rights are important to most Indian Nations. The legal battle by one Indian tribe to establish and quantify its water rights took a significant turn last week. A 36-year water rights dispute in Southern Oregon recently produced a milestone victory when an Administrative Law Judge in the State of Oregon's Klamath Basin Adjudication granted the Klamath Tribes' claims to water bodies throughout their homeland area. The Klamath Tribes...

2010-06-01 23:01:00

Report features 25 years of endangered rivers success stories WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Rivers today released its most anticipated report of the year, America's Most Endangered Rivers(TM) of 2010. The 25th anniversary edition of the report spotlights ten rivers facing the most urgent threats, and also features key endangered river success stories from the past two decades. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) The number one river...

2010-02-18 09:00:00

Historic Klamath River agreements resolve decades of disputes, are models for collaborative solutions WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's official. After years of negotiations, American Rivers will join Interior Secretary Salazar, Oregon Governor Kulongoski, and California Governor Schwarzenegger today to sign historic agreements to mount an unprecedented restoration effort on the Klamath River, one of America's greatest river systems. In what will be the world's biggest...

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2009-04-09 12:40:00

Federal fisheries managers announced on Wednesday that California's commercial chinook salmon fishing season will be called off again after a record low number of fish returned to spawn last year, the AFP reported. The Pacific Fishery Management Council's decision will allow the sport and commercial seasons in Washington state to proceed, but will almost completely curtail commercial fishing in Oregon. The council has now halted commercial angling for natural and hatchery chinook salmon, or...

2008-11-13 18:00:11

PacifiCorp said Thursday it had reached an agreement with state and federal officials that could lead to eventual removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The agreement in principle sets up a process through which the dams will presumably be transferred to the federal government, which could then begin the process of having them torn down. The four dams provide electricity and irrigation water to customers in the California-Oregon border region. At the same time, they also impede salmon...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

By Anonymous Chinook salmon off the coast of California and most of Oregon are safe this year from commercial and recreational fishermen. The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to cancel the fishing season to reverse the catastrophic disappearance of the fish. Too few fall-run salmon came back to spawn in the Sacramento River and its tributaries last fall. The council also recommended that sport and commercial fishing be sharply curtailed off the Washington coast. It's the first lime...

2008-04-09 18:00:00

SEATTLE -- Key advisers pushed Tuesday for a near-complete closure of the Pacific Ocean salmon fishery off the Oregon and California coasts, leaving room only for extremely limited commercial trolling and sportfishing. The Pacific Fishery Management Council's informal vote late Tuesday stopped short of a complete shutdown. But it left no doubt that the 2008 season would be struck to record lows. Driving the drop is the collapse of Sacramento River chinook, a run vital to open-ocean fishing...

2007-04-15 03:00:18

By Slaughter, Richard A; Wiener, John D ABSTRACT: Water demand in a viable economy tends to be dynamic: it changes over time in response to growth, drought, and social policy. Institutional capacity to re-allocate water between users and uses under stress from multiple sources is a key concern. Climate change threatens to add to those stresses in snowmelt systems by changing the timing of runoff and possibly increasing the severity and duration of drought. This article examines Snake and...

2006-04-07 18:31:37

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Federal regulators recommended on Friday severely scaling back salmon fishing this year along most of the Oregon and Northern California coastline to preserve shrinking Chinook salmon populations. The recommendation from the Pacific Fishery Management Council, a quasi federal-state agency, would restrict salmon fishing along the 700-mile (1,127 kilometre) stretch of coastline for most of May, June and July. If approved by the National...

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2006-04-07 06:14:24

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Federal regulators voted Thursday to severely restrict salmon fishing off the coasts of Oregon and Northern California this summer to protect dwindling populations in the Klamath River. The Pacific Fishery Management Council decided to close most of the 700 miles of coastline to commercial salmon fishing for much of May, June and July, the most productive months of the season, which runs from April-October. Federal fishery officials said the closures were the broadest...