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KBRA sparks dam removal debate

Herald and News 10/5/12
In response to an H&N article in which the Herald and News hosted a roundtable discussion with Congressman Greg Walden. The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement was one of the main topics of conversation.


The idea of dam removal is only a portion of the KBRA, something the opposition has failed to comprehend. I don’t support the removal of the Klamath River dams, but I do support the KBRA. The KBRA is a compromise, you have to give something up to get something you want. The downstream supporters of the KBRA do not want to see a firm water supply for the Upper Basin irrigators, but they have to compromise as well.

— Common Sense

There are no compromises and no assured water supplies — that is all misinformation put forward by those who want to sell their water. KBRA does provide millions in taxpayer-funded water marketing cash to retire agricultural land.

The so-called water allocation of “guaranteed water” is only guaranteed as long as environmentalists or tribes do not believe that endangered species are jeopardized. One would be hard pressed to find an environmentalist that does not believe that water diversions jeopardize fish. In other words, even the environmentalists who sign onto KBRA can be right back demanding that the entire Klamath Project be shut down — despite the American taxpayers blowing a billion dollars we do not have.

— Edward B.



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