"Parties Renew Agreement To Restore Klamath Basin"

"GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A companion agreement to a historic deal to remove four dams from the Klamath River has been renewed, giving supporters another two years to try to get Congress to pay for the work, officials said Monday."

"Supporters of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement announced that all 42 signatories — including Indian tribes, local governments, irrigation districts, salmon fishermen and conservation groups — agreed to the renewal.

The agreement lays out how water will be shared between farms and fish during drought years, and calls on Congress to provide $800 million for environmental restoration."

Jeff Barnard reports for the Associated Press December 31, 2012.

Source: AP, 01/02/2013