Jefferson Exchange | December 9, 2013
11:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Klamath Water Settlements (Anew)

Klamath Tribes Chair Don Gentry gives the background and outlook on the latest water agreement.

Water and timber, timber and water. 

The Sprague River, tributary to Upper Klamath Lake.
Credit Gary Halvorson/Oregon State Archives

The major environmental issues of our region usually involved one or the other. 

And water is the focus in the Klamath Basin, where water users jostled for position for years to keep water flowing to streams or farms or other areas of need. 

Irrigators and tribes recently reached a tentative agreement that may settle water disputes in the future.  


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