Power, water inextricably linked in Klamath

Power, water inextricably linked in Klamath By Tam Moore Capital Press October 21, 2005   KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – From a system built on gravity flow of water starting in 1905, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Project emerged a century later so tied to electricity that farmers predict if a discount electrical power deal goes away, the whole thing …

Court tosses Bush plan for Klamath water

Court tosses Bush plan for Klamath water By Michael Milstein Oregonian October 19, 2005   A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the Bush administration plan to deliver irrigation water to Klamath Basin farmers, saying it does not do enough for threatened coho salmon in the Klamath River. The ruling probably will mean more water must be shifted from …

Water Plan for Klamath Is Rejected

Water Plan for Klamath Is Rejected By Eric Bailey Los Angeles Times October 19, 2005   SACRAMENTO — In a rebuke to the Bush administration on a key environmental battleground, a U.S. appellate court threw out the last vestiges of a federal plan for the Klamath River out of fears it diverted so much water to farms that endangered coho …

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 …