Report confirms Klamath fish need more water

PORTLAND — A new report confirms research indicating that salmon and other fish need more water in the Klamath River.

A National Research Council report on two separate water studies says more work is needed to integrate all the research being done on the Klamath River Basin in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

But the council praises one of the studies, conducted by Utah State University. It says more water in the lower Klamath could benefit fish runs.

Meanwhile, talks are under way about the future of four aging dams operated by PacifiCorp on the Klamath River.

Federal regulators have recommended keeping them in place, but environmentalists and others say the water studies show the dams should be removed.

— The Associated Press

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