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Trinity River Water Release Set For Sunday

Water from the Trinity river will be released on Sunday afternoon after the Temporary Restraining Order halting the release ended Thursday night.


The Yurok Tribe said in a press release that the water will come into the Klamath days before a large surge of salmon are expected to migrate upstream. Yurok scientists played a major role in convincing the Federal judge to let the water be released. The judge granted the suggested 2,800 cubic feet per second that scientists argued for in court.


Yurok tribal attorney, John Corbett, said that this is a huge success for the tribe, but litigation may not be over. "In a worst case basis, where if there is another fish kill there was a recommendation to double the water flow and the judge said he is going to reserve judgment on that," said Corbett.