Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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Klamath Thoughts - In reference to Sue Hallís letter
Hornbrook, Calif. ó Personally, I like meat and potatoes. I also have been to Washington, where one of my sons lives. They have 25 to 100 inches of rain a year. If we have a good year, we might get 15 inches of rain a year. There, rivers get rain year around. They plant trees and 25 to 30 years later, they have marketable trees. I can show you trees around here that are only 15 to 20 feet after 60 years. If it wasnít for the dams holding some water to replenish the lower Klamath, it would be a stagnate pool. Look around you.
In this part of California and Oregon, we donít get enough rain to help the Klamath. It flows through dry lands, not the lush forests like Washington. If you havenít been to and seen our dams, go see them. They are well-maintained, the people of Pacific Power, who work and earn their living here.
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