Klamath Tribes, irrigators sign water agreement

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Upper Klamath Basin irrigators and tribal members reached a water-sharing agreement after months of talks.

While details remain to be worked out over the coming weeks, the pact includes various restoration projects, stipulated in-stream flows and the permanent retirement of 30,000 acre-feet of water for restoring fisheries, said officials who were involved in talks.

The agreement involved federal and state negotiators and was a result of work by the Klamath Basin Task Force, which was assembled this summer to address the fallout from water rights calls by the tribes and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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