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Salmon dying in Klamath River

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2002

Thousands of otherwise healthy salmon have been reported dying in the Klamath River Basin in California-Oregon.

At least 1,500 have died, according to a state official. The cause is unknown although "gill rot," which prevents salmon from breathing, is suspected.

Tribes in the area depend on fish in the river. Due to drought conditions and competing interests from non-Indians, there hasn't been enough water to go around.

Get the Story:
Lower Klamath fish kill a mystery (The Klamath Falls Herald and News 9/24)
Salmon Die-Off Reignites Feud Over Klamath River Water (The Los Angeles Times 9/25)
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