Feds buying Trinity water for Klamath again
- The federal government is spending $618,000 to buy Trinity River water as an insurance policy against a fish kill on the Klamath River.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expects to sign an agreement soon with a slate of contractors it identified as the Sacramento River Exchange Group. It would buy 20,000 acre feet -- 6.5 billion gallons -- for about $30 an acre foot.
"We've isolated a hunk of water and we've got a handshake," said bureau spokesman Jeff McCracken.
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