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Irrigation Backers Rally In Klamath Falls

By Jim McCoy Mon 1st July NewsirrigationKlamath Basinwater shortages
Ranchers from the upper Klamath Basin and their supporters are rallying Monday to call attention to the impact of an irrigation shut-off. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reported they planned to drive pickup trucks and other agricultural vehicles from the fairgrounds to the Klamath County Government Center downtown. Each location features a giant bucket erected after a droughtRead More »

More Irrigators Could Face Restrictions

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th May Newsirrigationwater shortages
the Umpqua River Basin. Officials say farmers and ranchers along the South Umpqua River could face restrictions on water supplies as early as this month. The Roseburg News-Review reports that (http://bit.ly/YzmfwP) flows in the river are expected to be below average or well below average this summer. The south tributary of the Umpqua River relies mainly on rainfall and Read More »

Drought May Produce Water Shutoff To Klamath Basin Farms

With drought looming, the state of Oregon is preparing for the likelihood it will have to shut off irrigation to many of the 200 farms and ranches in the upper Klamath Basin as the Klamath Tribes take control of senior water rights in the region for the first time in a century. Representatives of the governor's office have been making regular visits to Klamath County to brief local officiRead More »

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