U.S. Senate to decide fate of Klamath water deal


The bill — SB 2379 — was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and will now move to the full Senate and the House of Representatives.

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The bill — SB 2379 — was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and will now move to the full Senate and the House of Representatives.

The bill outlines rights and responsibilities of the Klamath Tribes and Klamath Basin farmers who depend on the Klamath Reclamation Project to irrigate farms.

The bill is opposed by the Klamath County Commission as well as by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R.-Oregon, who represents the area, largely because it calls for removing four dams on the Klamath River: Iron Gate Dam, Copco No. 1 Dam, Copco No. 2 Dam and J.C. Blyle Dam.

Read more at the Portland Business Journal.




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