Written by Linc Bedrosian
A federal agency, under pressure to supply water to irrigators, diverts a North Coast river, creating a killing field for tens of thousands of chinook salmon and other fish.
It's the Cliff's Notes version of events 11 years ago on the Klamath River — an unnatural disaster with disastrous consequences for coastal communities and Indian tribes that rely on salmon fisheries for their livelihoods.
This isn't just an exercise in "remember when." A favorable court ruling should protect this year's salmon run, but its a temporary fix for a problem that needs a long-term solution
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