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Klamath suit targets farmers

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2002

A federal lawsuit seeks to change how water is allocated in the Klamath Basin of Oregon and California.

According to The Oregonian, courts have set a priority for water. The order is: endangered species, Indian water rights and the wildlife (i.e. fish/salmon) they depend on, farmers and wildlife refuges that depend on farm runoff for much of their water.

Conservation groups argue that wildlife has priority over farmers.

Get the Story:
Suit: Klamath refuge water belongs to wildlife (The Oregonian 10/30)

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