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By Damon Arthur of the Redding Record Searchlight

To prevent an outbreak of a deadly fish-killing disease, federal officials plan to begin tripling the amount of water flowing out of Lewiston Dam and into the Trinity River.

Starting Thursday, the amount of water coming out of Lewiston Dam will increase from 450 cubic-feet per second to about 1,300 cfs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam.

The Trinity River flows into the Klamath River and the higher flows in the Trinity are meant to aid salmon and trout in the Klamath.

Federal officials and others are worried about an outbreak of a disease called ich, which spreads among fish crowded into slow-moving pools of warm water in the river. The higher flows from the Trinity are supposed to flush out the lower Klamath with cooler water and reduce crowding among the fish.

A small number of fish have become infected in "extremely warm water" in the Klamath, said Michael Belchik, a senior fisheries biologist for the Yurok Tribe, which is based on the Klamath River.

An ich outbreak in 2002 killed some 35,000 salmon and steelhead trout in the river.

"We take this threat to our fish very seriously, and we're looking at every option to protect our fish," said Thomas P. O'Rourke, Yurok Tribe chairman. "We don't want to go through another catastrophe like the fish kill in 2002, and we will do anything we can to avoid that outcome this year."

The Klamath Fish Health Assessment Team, which monitors fish fitness in the river, rated danger in the stream on Wednesday at "yellow" because of unfavorable physical and chemical conditions in the stream.

There are four "levels of readiness," for the river, starting at green, the lowest level and best conditions for fish. Levels increase to yellow, orange and red, which means a fish kill is imminent or underway, according to the team's website.

During the past several years of warm summer weather and drought, the higher releases from Lewiston Dam have been an annual event in August and September.

This year's higher flows, which could go as high as 3,500 cfs, are expected to last until late September.

David Coxey, general manager of the Bella Vista Water District in Redding, said sending more water down the Trinity River means there will be less water for cities and agriculture in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.

Nearly all the municipal water districts in the Redding area get water through the bureau.

"It's disheartening how our supply reliability continues to erode," Coxey said.

There is also less hydropower generated when more water is sent down the Trinity River, Coxey said.

Water is shipped via large pipes from Lewiston Lake to Whiskeytown Lake, where it is used to also generate power at the Carr Powerhouse. The water is then shipped by pipe again from Whiskeytown to Keswick Reservoir, where power is generated again at the Spring Creek Powerhouse.

Higher flows into the Trinity and Klamath rivers also ultimately mean less water flowing into the Sacramento River to aid endangered winter-run chinook salmon that spawn in the river in Redding, Coxey said.

"This is a discouraging decision that further hurts the salmon over here," he said.
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Calendar Events / Chamber of Commerce Calendar
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Animal Support / how to make a chicen cum.
« Last post by GreenDoper on August 20, 2016, 04:14:47 PM »
All you gotta do is Fuck it till it cums
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Animal Support / Re: Question: Kids just convinced you to get a pet?
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Nice to see people using this sight!! tell your friends we need more people.
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Crime Watch / Fucking meath head all methed out the game
« Last post by GreenDoper on August 17, 2016, 06:31:13 PM »
There are to many methers in Trinity Co. Its time we start fighting back. We need to take the dope away. or kill them all witch ever is easier.
    Stand up and say " I smoke green Dope, Not white Dope" Meth is bad ok?

 Peace Niggers.
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Items Wanted / I need some shit!
« Last post by GreenDoper on August 17, 2016, 01:11:19 PM »
Anyone have some free shit that they don't want? If so I'll take it.
I could use most things,

money
Drugs
Candy
Mid rare steak
Dirt bike/quad
gold
ToyotaTacoma any year is fine
Boots size 12.5
Dog food
100 gal hi grad gasoline
3 fat girls
some dank ass weed
A big ass box of grape blunts

 The list could go on and on, you get the point.
So if  you have any of these thing laying around your back yard hook me up!
I will take most things hit me up let me know what you got.
     
     Peace niggers.

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Gardening and Wildlife / Trinity farms for compliance
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Community Discussion and General Bulletin Area / Formatting cheat sheet
« Last post by Crimpson on August 17, 2016, 09:54:58 AM »
Here's the basics on BBcode




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Here is a link to the basic bulletin board codes by SMF
If you want to insert an image inline in the post somewhere, the image needs to be on the internet allready somewhere, either from an image hosting site or uploaded here as an attachment first. If you upload it here as an attachment, you can then view your post, view your attached image, right click on your image and click "copy image location". You now have the image's URL.
Insert your image like so:
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[img]http://image-url[/img]
You can also resize your image:
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[img width=300]http://image-url[/img]you can use any width, numbers are in pixels.


Below are the thumbnail of the original attachment that was uploaded.



- - - - - - Marquee! Moving on to Youtube embedding and iframe use - - - - - -
Embedding Youtube Videos:

1) Go To YouTube and pick a Video any video which you want to embed on Simple Machine Forum
2) Click the Share tab
3) After that You need to click Embed
4) Once the Embed is clicked you will able to see the Iframe Code - Copy that Code
5) Then Go to Your Forum were you want create a new topic / post
6) Lets put some content before you embed a YouTube Video in Simple Machine Forum (Best Practice Tips from YouTube)
7) After the Content You need to Put some simple Code as below
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[b][center][html] YouTube Video Iframe Code [/html][/center][/b]

iframe can be used to show most other sites in your post window.
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[center][html]<iframe width="800" height="400" src="WEBSITE URL HTTP://mysite.comwhatever" frameborder="0"></iframe>[/html][/center]Note: iframe does not use BBC tages [ ] instead uses < >
You can change the width and height
iframe does not work with facebook and other certain sites, or any site you must be logged into to use.
iframe must be within the "html" tags but doesn't require the "center' tags
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