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Water stakeholders work toward September
by Ty Beaver, Herald and News 7/17/09
September is still the goal for finishing an agreement that would
remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.
Government officials, PacifiCorp and stakeholders involved in the
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, of which dam removal is a key
component, finished a round of meetings on the documents late
Wednesday at the Running Y Resort, said Belinda Stewart, outreach
and program coordinator for Klamath Water Users Association.
Stewart and Jillian Schoene, spokeswoman for Gov. Ted Kulongoski,
said discussions focused on the language of the documents. They
are optimistic the September deadline will be met.
Stewart said the parties involved in discussions weren’t in
disagreement, just taking the time needed to ensure consistency
throughout the documents.
“It’s just so time-consuming to go through it line by line,” she
The restoration agreement aims to resolves water disputes in the
Klamath River Basin among farmers, tribes, fishermen and
State and federal government officials and representatives of
Portland-based PacifiCorp signed a tentative agreement in November
to move toward dam removal.
Saturday July 18, 2009 03:33 AM Pacific
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