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'Not enough water to go around'

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2002

There's just not enough water to satisfy tribes, farmers, environmentalists and fishermen in the Klamath River Basin on the California-Oregon border, a federal official says.

Tribes in the upper and lower parts of the basin have treaty and water rights in rivers. But they have been denied what they say is their full share.

Farmers were denied water for the first time in decades last year. After they complained and a panel of scientists sided with them, Secretary of Interior Gale Norton restored their water.

The recent deaths of up to 30,000 fish, including some endangered coho salmon, has many blaming the Bush administration. Officials and farmers say the answer to the massive kill isn't so easy.

Get the Story:
Fighting an Upstream Battle (The Washington Post 10/7)
Huge Fish Kill Is Tribe's Worst Fear Come True (AP 10/6)

Related Stories:
DOI takes no blame for Klamath fish kill (10/3)
Time to count dead fish at Klamath (10/1)
Norton reverses decision on Klamath water (9/30)
Tribes estimate 30,000 dead salmon (9/27)
Salmon dying in Klamath River (9/25)
Water woes affect Calif. tribes (Enviro 08/26)
Calif. tribes still waiting for water (8/22)
Interior sued over river plan (1/10)
Plan would help restore salmon to river (12/20)
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