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Klamath River Fish Kill 2002 (Earthjustice)

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Uploaded on Oct 13, 2006

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The news started coming in on a late September Saturday in 2002. Hundreds of salmon, maybe thousands of salmon, were floating belly-up in the lower Klamath River. The first emails were tentative, as folks in northern California wrote "we think there's a fish kill going on." By Monday, no one was using the word "think." The count of dead fish was in the thousands and rising; people said you could smell the river way before you could see it -- the stench of dead salmon hanging in the hot California air. In the end, the California Department of Fish and Game estimated the count at over 65, 000 dead fish.

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