The people who use water from the Klamath Basin can come together and reach an agreement; many of them did.
But it still takes federal legislation to give any agreement the force of law.
Oregon and California senators recently introduced legislation to codify the recent Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.
It gets a hearing in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
Karuk Tribe Klamath Coordinator Craig Tucker talks about the details and the wait for Congress to act.