"Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars"

"KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon -- An agreement that settles decades of conflict over water in the Upper Klamath River Basin was signed today by officials from the federal government, the states of Oregon and California, tribal authorities and water users.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Commerce Undersecretary Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry, and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force gathered today along the banks of Spring Creek at Collier Memorial State Park for the official signing of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.

After the signing ceremony, the Klamath Tribes hosted a banquet for all parties and community members to celebrate the milestone."

Environment News Service had the story April 18, 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014