Oregon Wild v. BOR
The Portland based conservation group, Oregon Wild, has filed suit against the Bureau of Reclamation alleging BOR has failed to adopt a Biological Opinion that will protect wild coho in the Little Butte Creek Basin. Oregon Wild alleges BOR was to provide the Biological Opinion by March 2010. Since 2003 Oregon Wild has sought changes to the manner and extent of water releases from Emigrant Lake to ensure minimum flow levels in various tributaries in the Little Butte Creek Basin to protect wild coho. The changes requested by Oregon Wild will affect how BOR can store and move water for agricultural uses, including water delivery for Talent Irrigation District.
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