Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Bureau Of Reclamation’s Lake Roosevelt Drawdown Project

A federal appeals court panel on Aug. 19 seconded a lower court opinion that said the federal Bureau of Reclamation had adequately considered the effects on the environment when permitting the drawdown of central Washington’s Lake Roosevelt by as much as 132,500 acre-feet annually to feed irrigation in the Odessa Subarea and industries and cities, and to augment in-stream flows for salmon and fish.

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