Klamath Basin Suckers
There’s more to declining sucker, Jerry Jones, Chiloquin, H&N, posted to KBC 7/1/12. “… juvenile suckers (JS) have not survived August for the past 10 years. During that time, the lake’s sucker population has declined 80 percent. The lower Williamson sucker nursery and the A canal fish screen has not saved one JS. Despite this knowledge, the government has not assigned even one scientist to determine the cause of sucker mortality.”
KBC News Chiloquin Dampage. (Chiloquin Dam was removed in 2008 to restore 95% of sucker habitat)
Article about the Klamath Tribes, (killing of suckers, and Chiloquin Dam) by Brad Harper, Water for Life 10/24/03.
Department of Justice will appeal delisting of sucker fish, 11/02/03, attorney James Buchal. “the Fish & Wildlife Service refused to consider enormous increases in sucker populations (or a failure to count them properly at listing) as evidence that the fish might not be endangered after all.”
Consensus Achieved on Improved Fish Passage at Sprague River Dam, from KWUA newsletter July 11, 2003, by Dan Keppen. “The 1992 Biological Opinion developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) states – ‘the construction of the Sprague River dam near Chiloquin effectively blocked approximately 95% (70 river miles) of the potential spawning range of the Lost River and shortnose suckers in Upper Klamath Lake’ “.
From KBC Editor: Department of Interior bought a $15 million fish screen to take suckers of the endangered species list.
USFWS said taking out Chiloquin Dam would restore 95% sucker habitat.
USFWS and The Nature Conservancy took nearly 100,000 acres of land out of ag to make wetlands in the guise of helping suckers.
Unemployment rate remains unchanged, Klamath County rate for May of 11.4 percent unaffected by the addition of 590 jobs, H&N, posted to KBC 7/1/12.
Pipeline questions and answers. Developers say pipeline will produce economic windfalls, H&N, posted to KBC 7/1/12. “Approximately 1,800 workers would work on the construction, and the pipeline would generate $11 million in state taxes, 100 jobs operating the pipeline, with another 404 indirect jobs and 182 created elsewhere because of the pipe, he said. …The pipeline would produce an additional estimated $687,500 in Klamath County property taxes…”