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Klamath Tribes Approve Water Sharing Agreement

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th April NewsKlamath tribeswater rights
Members of the Klamath Tribes have approved an agreement to share water with cattle ranchers on rivers running through former reservation lands in return for work to improve fish habitat. The tribes announced Wednesday the vote was 564 in favor and 419 against. Tribal Chairman Don Gentry said in a statement that the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement is "a monumental stRead 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 »

Eagle Point Man Sentenced For Illegal Ponds

An Eagle Point man was sentenced Monday in Medford to 90 days in jail for keeping three illegal ponds on property he controls. A Jackson County jury convicted 65-year-old Gary Harrington in July on charges that included interfering with the use of water.Read More »

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