Klamath River

Oregon Farmers
7:33 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Southern Oregon Farmers Suing To Prevent Water Release

Klamath River Canyon as seen from an overlook near Weyerhaeuser Road.
Credit ex_magician

Farmers in southern Oregon are suing to block the release of additional water from the Trinity River to the Klamath River. The discharge next week by the federal Bureau of Reclamation is meant to prevent a fish kill of Klamath River salmon. The agency finalized its plans Wednesday and that’s what prompted the lawsuit from farmers.

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Klamath Basin
4:36 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Wyden: Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Is Too Expensive For Congress

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden had bad news today for farmers, fishermen and tribes who signed on to a water rights settlement in the Klamath Basin in 2010. The senator told the groups their plan for resolving the water crisis is too expensive.

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Water Shortage
6:06 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Pacificorp Offers To Alleviate Klamath Water Shortage By Drawing Down Reservoirs

Upper Klamath lake is like a giant reservoir at the top of the Klamath River.
Credit Walter Siegmund / Wikimedia Commons

Power Company PacifiCorp has offered to draw down two of its reservoirs on the Klamath River this summer to try to help ranchers facing a water shutoff in Oregon’s Klamath basin.

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Dam removal rally
7:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Advocates For Klamath Dams' Removal Rally In Portland

Groups from Southern Oregon and Northern California rallied outside Senator Ron Wyden’s office in Portland Thursday.

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Klamath River Dams
5:06 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Feds Recommend Removing Four Dams On The Klamath River

The Interior Department recommends removing four dams on the Klamath River by the year 2020.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Interior Department today recommended removing four dams on the Klamath River by the year 2020. The dam removal is proposed as part of a settlement to end the water wars in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

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Klamath Dam Removal
6:24 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Klamath County Deals Political Setback to Dam Removal Plan

An agreement to remove four dams on the Klamath River has suffered a political and symbolic setback. Amelia Templeton of Earthfix reports Klamath County has voted to pull out of the agreement.

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Klamath River Deal
5:31 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Farmers and Tribes Extend Klamath Restoration Deal For Two More Years

Farmers and tribes have voted to extend a restoration deal that could lead to the removal of four dams on the Klamath River. The deal was set to expire today.

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