Temporarily Halts Trinity Water Release
United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill
issued a temporary restraining order halting water releases from Trinity
Reservoir by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation through Friday, August 16.
According to the Order, the stated purpose of the planned releases is to
“reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of any event that
could lead to associated fish die off in 2013” in the lower Klamath River.
Plaintiffs San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water
Authority and Westlands Water District stated in the application for a
temporary restraining order that Reclamation lacked the legal authority to
release CVP water in this manner.
The order stated that nothing in the record indicates
that delaying the additional flows by several days to permit a more measured
analysis of the issues would render ineffective the overall flow augmentation
Labels: California Farm Water Coalition, Temporary Restaining Order, Trinity Reservoir, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill