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Viewpoints: Court decision on Trinity River water could determine if salmon live or die
Coalition response…The court decision will determine whether the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is required to follow the law. The intent of the lawsuit is force Reclamation to abide by the 2000 Trinity River Diversion Record of Decision that set aside water for fish protection. When it came time to use that water this year, Reclamation had already used it and they turned to water that was designated for other users.
Reclamation must follow the laws and regulations just like everyone else. That is what the judge is ruling on.