Wednesday September 28, 2022


Three counties across state lines are proposing that their counties and other stakeholders in the Klamath Watershed form a new alliance to address the broad needs of its limited water supply.  It also wants to coordinate watershed projects’ funding that it calls a “piecemeal approach (that) does not require results or require any accountability.”

In a letter signed by five elected county leaders from Klamath, Modoc and Siskiyou Counties and issued to news media today, they wrote, “We have proposed that the tribes and counties form an advisory committee that would work together to make recommendations to federal and state agencies on the best uses of available funding. Through that collaboration, we can restore relationships and trust, and serve the overall public interest.”

The Klamath Basin Watershed is a water source for Native American tribal interests, private farms and ranches, endangered species, environmentalists and recreationists who rely on the water from more than 12,000 square miles in south central Oregon and northern California that supplies the Klamath River.

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