Water Task Force Formed

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After one of the driest years in recent memory, officials from Klamath and Siskiyou County joined this week to deal with water issues along the Klamath River. A task force of Klamath County Commissioners and Siskiyou County Supervisors says they are behind efforts to replace the faltering Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, … Continue reading »

KBRA’s Biased Claim Rejected

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore — The U.S. Department of Interior has made a decision on one argument which started on the Klamath River with scientists and a press release. For years the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, or KBRA, has been held up by red tape and controversy. Thursday, the Department of Interior rejected an accusation that a scientific … Continue reading »

KBRA/KHSA Nixed By Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — It’s official: Klamath County is no longer part of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement or the Klamath Hydro Settlement Agreement. As expected, county commissioners on Tuesday signed the order revoking action taken by the previous board of commissioners to be part of the “KBRA” and “KHSA” agreements. Board members say that … Continue reading »

KBRA Rejected By County Commissioners

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A major crack has appeared in the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement with a decision by Klamath County Commissioners. Tuesday morning, the board voted unanimously to pull out of the KBRA and KHSA talks. The action follows by two weeks of a packed-house public hearing and more than a thousand on-line and … Continue reading »

KBRA Decision Delayed

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — An avalanche of comments is forcing Klamath County Commissioners to postpone a decision whether to walk away from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Tuesday morning, a handful of people showed up to see what the board would do following last week’s standing-room-only crowd. Nearly four dozen people testified a week ago … Continue reading »

KBRA Debate In Klamath County

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — On Tuesday, the newly elected Klamath County Board of Commissioners re-opened a topic that has been debated in the Basin for years what role should the board play in Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement talks? It’s a topic that has the county sharply divided, and dozens of people lined up to voice … Continue reading »

Federal KBRA Report Released

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Removing dams along the Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California will have a positive impact for the local economy. According to a 400 page federal report released Monday, the $800 million removal project would result in higher salmon harvests and larger farm revenues. The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, or … Continue reading »

KBRA Soon To Expire

EUREKA, Calif. – A lack of support for the controversial Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement could soon scuttle that agreement. Under the terms of the KBRA, if it was not finalized by the end of 2012, the signers could extend it two more years, to the end of December 2014. At a meeting in Eureka last … Continue reading »