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2012

Klamath Basin Farmers and Tribes Extend Water Deal For Two More Years, OPB, Dec. 31, 2012
Bush-era agreement, with no hope of passage in Congress, continues to block dam removal and progress on critical water issues in Klamath Basin.

Study links climate change to warmer Oregon streams, KGW, Nov. 2, 2012
Following the release of another worrying scientific study on the impacts of climate change in our region, WaterWatch’s John DeVoe discusses the importance of protecting Oregon’s salmon and streamflows with KGW News.

Officials deny water permit for gravel pit near Rogue River, Associated Press, Oct. 18, 2012
The Oregon Department of Water Resources said there is already too much water being taken out of Grave Creek, which flows into the Rogue at the start of the section that is one of Oregon’s most popular whitewater runs.

Southern Oregon irrigation project gains wide support, Capital Press, Sept. 27, 2012
Launch of landmark Rogue Valley water agreement, advocated by WaterWatch veteran Bob Hunter, is celebrated.

Objections raised over river mine plan, Mail Tribune, Sept. 22, 2012
WaterWatch and allies launch effort to keep a Josephine County mining operation from developing an open-pit aggregate mine along the upper reaches of an iconic Rogue River tributary.

Wyden, Merkley testify for Crooked River water bill, KTVZ, Sept. 19, 2012
Both of Oregon’s Senators testify in favor of the Crooked River Collaborative Water Security Act.

Return of the Sockeye Salmon, Bend Bulletin, Aug. 25, 2012
After decades of absence from the Deschutes River, sockeye salmon are running again.

Op-Ed: Crooked River Bill Satisfies Most Stakeholder Needs, Bend Bulletin, Aug. 15, 2012
Op-Ed by the President of the Deschutes Basin Chapter, Association of NW Steelheaders, in support of a legislative compromise over Crooked River water.

Bill Could Seal Crooked River Water Deal, OPB News, Aug. 2, 2012
A 40-year-old stalemate over what do with excess water in the Prineville Reservoir might soon be coming to an end.

Hayley Hutt: Ten Years After Fish Kill, Stalling Threatens Salmon, Record Searchlight, July 29, 2012
A member of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council argues that it’s time to return to public processes and undam the Klamath, instead of waiting on the the highly controversial and expensive Klamath settlement legislation currently stalled in Congress.

Firm cuts back request for McKenzie water, Register Guard, June 15, 2012
A Veneta company has cut in half its request for the amount of water it wants to withdraw from the McKenzie River for potential sale in south Lane County.

Editorial: Protect flowing resource, Register Guard Editorial, May 2, 2012
The Oregon Water Resources Commission should heed an administrative law judge who last week issued a proposed order saying the state should deny an application from the Willamette Water Co. for rights to withdraw more than 21 million gallons of water a day from the McKenzie River.

An effort to draw from the McKenzie River prompts objections, Register Guard, February 19, 2012
Veneta developer Greg Demers is battling WaterWatch, the state Department of Water Resources and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in his bid for permanent rights to pull 250 gallons a second from the McKenzie River.

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