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Klamath Tribes’ Water Rights Approved

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath tribes may soon have the upper hand to water rights in the Upper Klamath Basin.

The tribes have debated the scare water resources between fish and farms for a long time. Oregon Water Resources found the tribes’ claim on Upper Klamath Lake and its tributaries dates back further than records are kept.

Farmers made a deal with the tribes to provide them with water, anticipating the rights will be approved.