Hoopa Valley Tribe Applauds Appeals Court’s Decision To Uphold Life-Saving Water Releases For Hoopa Fish

20140711_Final_KBCV_map_2nd_edToday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld water releases to the Trinity River to prevent salmon die-off downstream. Since the horrific 2002 salmon kill on the Lower Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation has released supplemental water from the Trinity River Reservoir on numerous occasions to prevent similar fish kills. Read More →

Hoopa Woman Delivers Message About Indigenous Water Rights at World Water Forum

It was no surprise that the Bureau of Reclamation would have a table at the World Water Forum. The event, this year in Marseilles, France, was really a gathering for many of globalism’s biggest corporations and the BOR was there to parade their operation of 366 dams across the U.S. Read More →

Klamath River Flow Cut Back to Fill Upper Klamath Lake

Because of a drier than usual December, the Klamath River is being choked down to below bare minimum flows causing a stir amongst salmon advocates who say the reduction poses a serious threat to coho. Read More →

Loaves and Fishes: Breaking Bread Over the Trinity River

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, Mike Conner (left), visits with Hoopa Valley Tribal Councilwoman Marcellene Norton last Thursday in Hoopa. / Photo courtesy of the Hoopa Tribal Fisheries Department.Hoopa Valley Tribal councilman, Leroy ‘Bitsy’ Jackson is familiar with promises made and broken by the federal government. "I was a young man when they dammed the Trinity," he said. "They told us it would be like a spigot; that any time we needed water the government could turn it on." As the years went by, it became apparent that the spigot was for southern California’s hose only. The Trinity River got what was left over. Trinity fish died and the river channel suffered damage beyond human repair. Read More →

Sediment Data From Klamath River Reservoirs Available

The Interior Department's Klamath Technical Management Team, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced preliminary results of reservoir bottom sediment sampling. The results of the tests indicate human health is not at risk due to contact with the sediment and confirm the findings of previous reports regarding the low-level presence of chemicals in the sediment behind the dams including, PCBs and dioxins. Read More →