Klamath Spawning Grounds Baking Dry

September 14, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

As Peter Fimrite reports in the San Francisco Chronicle, promises of dam removal and changes in water management may have come too late to save the coho salmon populations of the Scott and Shasta rivers, near the California-Oregon border. “The U.S. Geological Survey gauge on the Scott River near Snow Creek measured an average water volume of only 5.1 cubic feet per second on Aug. 30, with a low that day of 3.5 cfs. That’s compared to the median flow of 47 cfs on that date based on 67 years of measurements.