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Kitzhaber declares drought emergency in Klamath County

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber declared a drought emergency for Klamath County, due to low snowpack.

The Klamath Basin has long had one of the state's tightest water supplies, with farmers, fish and wildlife refuges competing for water.

It drew national attention in 2001, when fish got water during a dry summer and fall instead of farmers. In 2002, farmers got more water, but salmon died en masse in the Klamath River.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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