Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border
The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to a half-dozen wildlife refuges that harbor millions of migrating birds each year. In what is shaping up to be the worst water crisis in generations, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said it will not release water this season into the main canal that feeds the bulk of the massive Klamath Reclamation Project, marking a first for the 114-year-old irrigation system.
- Jefferson Public Radio: Klamath Tribes Rally To Defend Their Water And Fish
- Bend Bulletin: Protesters ask irrigation district to open Klamath canal, defy Reclamation
- KRCR: Juvenile fish kill, massive disease outbreak puts Klamath salmon on path to extinction
- Eureka Times-Standard: As water dwindles, catastrophes aplenty for Klamath Basin tribes, fish, farmers
- USA Today: How a historic drought has left Klamath Basin farmers caught in the middle with no water