"SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Hostilities between farmers, Native Americans and fishermen over the wild waters of the Klamath River here nearly turned violent at the turn of the century.
During a 2001 drought, federal regulators cut off water deliveries to most of the 210,000 acres of farmland in southern Oregon and Northern California to safeguard the river for threatened salmon.
The farmers revolted. They stormed the irrigation canals, and one group took a blowtorch to the headgates.
The George W. Bush administration got the message, reversing course the following year and delivering water the farmers demanded."