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Why is the lake level tied to so many issues?   
 
Herald and News Letter to the Editor 10/12/10 by Keith Cook, Klamath Falls
 
   The water level in Upper Klamath Lake, below the level set by the Endangered Species Act, is something no one can do anything about as the figure is set by constitutional law.
 
   The water level in the lake that is above that set figure is water we can locally divide to meet the needs of the citizens of the Klamath Basin.
 
   What has the issue of forest to the tribes to do with dividing the available water? The ownership of that part of the forest will not contribute water to the lake.
 
   What has the relicensing of dams on the Klamath River have to do with the dividable water in Upper Klamath Lake? Their dam pools will never contribute to the water level in Klamath Lake.
 
   How did this issue get to include so many on-contributing issues?
 
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