CESA California Endandered Species Act
CDFG California Department of Fish and Game
DEIR Draft Environmental Impact Report (Federal)
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement (State)
ESA Endangered Species Act (Federal)
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Comission
KBRA Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement
KHSA Klamath Hydropower Settlement Agreement
KHP Klamath Hydroelectric Project, owned by PacifiCorp, generates 169-megawatt (MW)
Klamath Fish Kill In September, 2002, low flows and warm water temperatures caused a major fish kill on the Klamath River. Thousands of salmon died.
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
SWRCB State Water Resources Control Board (California)
TMDL Under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, a Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still safely meet water quality standards.
Toxic Alage Microcystis aeruginosa is a toxic species of cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) native to the Klamath, but does not flourish in flowing water. The warmer, stagnant waters of the Klamath reservoirs are prime breeding grounds for this algae and the toxin it produces: microcystin.
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
401 Certification The Federal Clean Water Act, in Section 401, specifies that states must certify that any activity subject to a permit issued by a federal agency, such as FERC, meets all state water quality standards