Water plan falls short, court rules

Water plan falls short, court rules By Bob Egelko San Francisco Chronicle October 19, 2005   The federal government is not supplying enough water to the Klamath River to sustain the dwindling coho salmon, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a victory for conservationists and fishing interests in southern Oregon and northwestern California. The Bureau of Reclamation’s irrigation plan …

‘Water bank’ drags river basin deeper into debt

‘Water bank’ drags river basin deeper into debt By Rebecca Clarren High Country News October 17, 2005   ‘Win-win’ water solution only worsens tension over scarce resource From her house near Klamath Falls, Ore., Kelly Holcomb loves to look out her kitchen window at the juniper-dotted mountains nearby and the vast green fields of the Klamath Valley. But she doesn’t …

PacifiCorp loses challenge of fish ladders over dams

PacifiCorp loses challenge of fish ladders over dams By Jeff Barnard Associated Press September 28, 2005   GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Salmon and steelhead would take back hundreds of miles of habitat above a series of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River if they had fish ladders to get there, an administrative law judge found late Wednesday. The finding by …

Profile: One of the West’s most dramatic water battles is heating up

Profile: One of the West’s most dramatic water battles is heating up By Jeff Brady Weekend Edition Sunday, National Public Radio May 08, 2005   LIANE HANSEN, host: As summer nears, one of the West’s most dramatic water battles is heating up again. Four years ago, in the Klamath Basin region, along the Oregon-California border, farmers protested after the federal …

Officials Say Rules will Limit Groundwater Impacts

Officials Say Rules will Limit Groundwater Impacts By Dylan Darling Klamath Falls Herald & News October 28, 2004   Tapping into aquifers below the Klamath Basin is a Band-aid, but not a long-term solution, leading Oregon water officials said Thursday. But, they said, permits for pumping will flow. Dan Thorndike, chair of the Oregon Water Resources Commission, said the state …