Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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What is the NRC (National
following explanation of the NRC was taken from the
UC Davis report:
"The 12-person committee of science, law and economics experts. The research council's Committee on Threatened and Endangered Fishes of the Klamath Basin devoted 18 months of volunteer time to extensive review and re-analysis of decades worth of data about the ecosystems of this 12,000-square-mile watershed. The diverse ecosystems include high elevation desert lakes like Upper Klamath Lake in Southern Oregon, and rugged snowmelt-fed tributary streams like the Shasta and Trinity rivers, in California.
The committee considered
studies and reports from biologists with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine
Fisheries Service, which are the two federal
agencies charged with preserving the fish listed
under the Endangered Species Act; from the U.S.
Bureau of Reclamation, which is the federal agency
managing the Klamath Project; and from other
federal, Oregon and California agencies, consulting
biologists and academic scientists. They considered
the fishes' life-cycle needs and populations; basin
water quality; and the basin's many concurrent uses,
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