Water Rights http://nwpr.org en Could An Alliance Of Tribes And Farmers Solve Klamath’s Water Woes? http://nwpr.org/post/could-alliance-tribes-and-farmers-solve-klamath-s-water-woes <p>Much of the West is entering a second straight summer of drought. In Southern Oregon’s Klamath Basin, ranchers are once again watching their pastureland go dry for a lack of water. That has them preparing to sell their livestock earlier – and for lower prices – than they’d like. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:18:28 +0000 Devan Schwartz 48343 at http://nwpr.org Could An Alliance Of Tribes And Farmers Solve Klamath’s Water Woes? Temporary Rules Protect Drinking Water For People And Cattle In The Klamath Basin http://nwpr.org/post/temporary-rules-protect-drinking-water-people-and-cattle-klamath-basin <p>The Oregon Water Resources Commission has approved temporary rules that prioritize drinking water for people and cattle in the Klamath Basin.</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:39:23 +0000 Amelia Templeton 30299 at http://nwpr.org Senate Will Discuss Klamath Water Conflict As Irrigation Shutoffs Continue http://nwpr.org/post/senate-will-discuss-klamath-water-conflict-irrigation-shutoffs-continue <p>This week, water regulators are ordering dozens of ranchers along Southern Oregon’s Williamson River to shut down their irrigation pumps.</p><p>It’s the latest round of shutoffs near the headwaters of the Klamath River. The state says it is necessary to protect treaty rights of tribes who live downstream. But the water shut-off jeopardizes a multimillion-dollar cattle ranching industry.</p><p>For EarthFix, Amelia Templeton reports.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:35:11 +0000 Amelia Templeton 29534 at http://nwpr.org Senate Will Discuss Klamath Water Conflict As Irrigation Shutoffs Continue Klamath Tribes Call In Their Water Rights http://nwpr.org/post/klamath-tribes-call-their-water-rights <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With drought conditions worsening in Southern Oregon, the Klamath Tribes for the first time are exercising their claim as the most senior water rights holder in the Klamath Basin.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:06:38 +0000 David Steves 29102 at http://nwpr.org After 38 Years of Study, Oregon Backs Tribes’ Water Rights In The Klamath Basin http://nwpr.org/post/after-38-years-study-oregon-backs-tribes-water-rights-klamath-basin <p>For the first time, the state of Oregon Thursday recognized that the Klamath tribes hold a senior claim to water in Klamath Lake and several of its tributaries. Amelia Templeton reports, it took the state almost forty years to sort through water rights in the high desert basin and issue an order. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:50:49 +0000 Amelia Templeton 23960 at http://nwpr.org Klamath Tribes and Farmers Consider Extending Water Agreement http://nwpr.org/post/klamath-tribes-and-farmers-consider-extending-water-agreement <p>A major water rights agreement in the Klamath Basin is set to expire in December 31st. Amelia Templeton from our EarthFix team reports that farmers, tribes, and power company PacifiCorp are getting behind an extension. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:13:04 +0000 Amelia Templeton 18597 at http://nwpr.org