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Bureau to stabilize lake levels
June 13, 2006 by STEVE KADEL,
The lake dropped 3 inches
Wednesday when an 80-year-old dike cracked and
failed west of Klamath Falls. About 2,000 acres of
farmland flooded up to 4 feet deep.
The Bureau has been delivering irrigation water in pre-flood amounts since the breach occurred, Lesley said. He added there is no threat to irrigation water later this summer.
“We haven't lost any water,”
Lesley said. “It's just in a different place.”
Dave Solem, manager of
Klamath Irrigation District, noted the flood is
outside Klamath Reclamation Project boundaries.
Meanwhile, two wetlands on
Running Y property were covered by flood water. That
would have had significant impact on nesting Canada
geese if the flood came in March or April, a federal
He reported seeing some
broods of cinnamon teal and mallards, too.
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