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Tribal, Agricultural Interests Agree on
Water-Sharing Plan in Upper Klamath Basin

March 6, 2014, 12:40 AM

The Klamath Tribes council and irrigators have reached a global agreement on sharing water in the parched headwaters basin of the Klamath River.

The Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement calls for the Klamath Tribes, which have senior water rights, to lessen their grip on the spigot in return for a $545 million federal funding package that includes enhancing fish habitat, providing economic development opportunities for tribal members and returning to the tribes some 90,000 acres of largely forested land that were once part of the reservation.

Tribal Chairman Don Gentry said in a prepared statement March 4 he was pleased ...

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