Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for the Upper Klamath Lake Fish Screen Program

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 05, 2007

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates the Upper Klamath Lake Fish Screen Program.  Reclamation proposes to provide funding to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to install fish screens on irrigation diversions located on Upper Klamath Lake and Agency Lake near Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Reclamation is striving to minimize the number of endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers diverted into irrigation systems from Upper Klamath Lake and Agency Lake. 

The Draft EA is available at  The Final EA will address any substantive comments received during the comment period.  If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or .

Written comments on the Draft EA should be received by close of business Friday, January 4, 2008.  Comments should be mailed to Mr. Chuck Korson, Bureau of Reclamation, 6600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603.  For additional information or to request a copy of the document, please contact Mr. Korson at 541-880-2575 or

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