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Irrigators wrestle with water ruling
Judge accelerates Klamath River plan March 29, 2006 By STEVE KADEL H&N Staff Writer
Project irrigators huddled Tuesday to decide their
next step after a federal judge required
accelerated implementation of a Klamath River
At the same time, she said, the bureau will meet terms of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's biological opinion for Upper Klamath Lake as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries' biological opinion for the Klamath River.
Despite that, the
president of Klamath Water Users Association
expressed frustration with the scope of
“We need to have the legal
system recognize that just focusing on little
pieces of the watershed won't solve the problem.
Everybody has a responsibility.”
He did not point fingers
at commercial fishers on the southern Oregon and
northern California coasts.
Irrigators plan to keep
talking with other groups to emphasize the need
for cooperation - and contributions - across the
watershed, Kandra said.
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