Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rogue River guaranteed instream flows

Thanks to efforts by WaterWatch the Grant's Pass Irrigation District has agreed to 800 cfs for instream flows. This water was formerly guaranteed for usage by the Savage Rapids dam operation but the Oregon Water Resources Department has officially transferred those rights to instream flow except in times of extreme drought. The Savage Rapids dam is scheduled to be removed this fall and it will benefit the river's acclaimed salmon and steelhead runs. For more info see here.

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