Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Oct. 2, 2010
Open Letter to Siskiyou County
At this meeting we arrived at some very positive conclusions, which would benefit all of the citizens of
Our idea was to use a Motion to form, for the period of one year, a Ground Water Production Enhancement Task force. The Task force would consist of ground water owners and a scientific advisor; and no cross memberships from any other agricultural boards. Studies would be done on a voluntary basis only, and the information gathered would be kept confidential at the water owners’ request.
The job of this Task Force would
be to identify ways to increase water production in each
watershed. This could be accomplished through recharge ponds,
increased surface diversions, (the
We proposed the use of retired
scientific advisors with donated time. Cost of this Task Force
would be no cost to the County and, more importantly, limited
dependence on grant funding. No strings attached.
Although both of the supervisors present at our Saturday morning meeting hoped for a shorter time line, we argued successfully, that in order to accomplish this and do it right, would require some time.
We also need time to have legal review of the document (once again at no cost to the County).
We are on the verge of a motion,
which could be a model for a return to constitutional
government, in partnership, with
We say “No” to that
form of government.
We the people have not forgotten!
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