September 16, 2013
The Hoopa Valley Tribe applauds a recent decision by a federal judge to allow the federal Bureau of Reclamation to open the Lewiston dam and release Trinity River water needed to avoid a replay of the 2002 fish kill in the Klamath River.
The lifting of the restraining order holding back these flows, which was requested as part of a lawsuit by the Westlands Water District and San Lois & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, is good news […]
Continue reading Fate of Northern California at Stake in Trinity River War
The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it will release water from the Trinity River reservoirs to supplement flows in the Klamath River.
The additional water is meant to help prevent a fish kill and support salmon runs.
Pete Lucero is with the Bureau of Reclamation. He says water from the Trinity River reservoirs has gone to help the Klamath River before.
“We’re looking at perhaps making releases from the Trinity system as early as August 13 because it takes […]
Continue reading Water From A Trinity Reservoir Will Be Released Into The Klamath River
Joe S Whitworth
Head of nation’s first water trust; American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow
Posted: 06/19/2013 6:16 pm
Not clear how many HuffPosters go Biblical, but this one fits. With a fresh backdrop of unprecedented forest fires in the West, ferocious storms along the Eastern Seaboard (tornadoes attacking elsewhere), alternating drought and flood in the country’s interior wreaking havoc on the Mississippi and the next of many rounds on its way, you can almost […]
Continue reading Reaping the Whirlwind: Water War Along the California-Oregon Border
Klamath Basin water users are testifying before a Senate committee in D.C. Thursday.
The Klamath Water Users Association represents farmers and ranchers in the basin and is hoping a senate committee will help get the water turned back on for ranchers.
Greg Addington with the association is testifying today, and representing 42 interested parties.
There’s been a long running struggle in the basin to ensure everyone gets enough water in the dry months.
Addington says irrigators need to be part […]
Continue reading Klamath water fight goes to Washington
June 10, 2013
he Klamath Tribes and the federal government called their water rights in southern Oregon’s Klamath Basin for the first time Monday, likely cutting off irrigation water to hundreds of cattle ranchers and farmers in the upper basin this summer.
The historic calls come after Oregon set water rights priorities earlier this year in the basin, home to one of the nation’s most persistent water wars. Drought […]
Continue reading Klamath tribes, feds call in water rights
Petition by Regina Chichizola, United States
Recently PacifiCorp quietly submitted a plan to apply toxins for the second year to Klamath River reservoirs as an algae killing experiment. River users, including fisherman and Native American Tribes unanimously oppose this action citing last year’s studies that show killing the algae actually releases the algae toxin, microcystin, at a time of year when people are in the Klamath River.
Levels of microcystin behind PacifiCorp have consistently been up to 3000 times […]
Continue reading Petition to stop Warren Buffet from putting algaecide in Klamath River
By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
May 7, 2013
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For decades this rural basin has battled over the Klamath River’s most precious resource: water that sustains fish, irrigates farms and powers the hydroelectric dams that block one of the largest salmon runs on the West Coast.
Now, one of the nation’s fiercest water wars is on the verge of erupting again.
New water rights have given a group of Oregon Indian tribes an upper hand […]
Continue reading Water war between Klamath River farmers, tribes poised to erupt
Associated Press April 4, 2013
GRANTS PASS — Two conservation groups warned federal agencies Thursday they plan to sue to get more water devoted to protected salmon in the Klamath River.
Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue. They object to a new water management plan for a federal irrigation project that straddles the Oregon-California border south of Klamath Falls, saying […]
Continue reading Conservation groups to file lawsuit over Klamath River water flow