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3 groups support (Klamath) water deal
Tulelake Irrigation District, Basin Improvement District vote in favor
by Ty Beaver, Herald and News 2/4/10
Support from Tulelake Irrigation District and Klamath Basin Improvement District means that the irrigation districts representing the bulk of the Projectís irrigators and land are now behind the document.
Klamath Water and Power Agency, which would have a role in implementing the agreementís water and power programs, also is on board.
The restoration agreement aims to resolve conflict s over water in the Klamath River watershed.
It would involve removing four K lamath River hydroelectric dams as well as conducting fish habitat restoration and other work with about $1 billion in federal funding over 10 years.
Stakeholders released a final draft of the document in early January, and they and their constituents have until Tuesday to decide whether to support or reject it.
Two other irrigation districts ó Klamath Irrigation District and Klamath Drainage District ó earlier voted to support the restoration agreement, along with the Yurok, Karuk and Klamath tribes, and the government of Humboldt County in California.
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