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Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
 

Around 1900, Link River, between Upper Klamath Lake and Lake Ewauna, occasionally went dry before the Klamath Project was built. There was no hydropower, no hatcheries, occasionally no fish (fish need water), no artificially-raised river flows or lake levels. 
 

In high water years and in the spring there was water. Low water years and often in the fall the river went dry.

Glen Spain, Eugene attorney with Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen, who represents some California fishermen, and tribes and enviros, insists that the Project is taking water out of the Klamath River rather than putting it in. Go figure. "PacifiCorp experts testified that the management of the Project no longer produces any hydropower benefit" Look at the picture. Post-Project there are hydropower, hatcheries, and regulated water flows for fish, power and some flood control. Before the Project, more water evaporated from the large Tule Lake than is used by the entire Klamath Project. Green media cannot fool Klamath Basin irrigators, but they sure make our lives hell as we try to educate the masses who read their illusions.  Spain and his coalition of environmentalists also claim that a big windstorm blew this river dry and that Klamath Basin used to be a desert)

 

 

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