Millions Coming To Klamath Basin For Emergency Drought Relief

U.S. Representative Greg Walden tells NewsWatch 12 the Bureau of Reclamation will be getting 10.3 million dollars for emergency drought relief in the Klamath Basin.

Posted: May 3, 2018 7:54 PM
Updated: May 4, 2018 10:21 AM

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — U.S. Representative Greg Walden tells NewsWatch 12 the Bureau of Reclamation will be getting 10.3 million dollars in emergency drought relief for farmers the Klamath Basin.

Rep. Walden is thanking the Trump Administration, and the federal Office of Management and Budget for signing off on this funding in a timely manner.

Now the Bureau of Reclamation will have access to the money.

Rep. Walden says there are already discussions going on in the Basin to figure out how to best spend that money.

He says recently they changed the law to allow for out of project water to flow through the project.

Walden says it will still be tight and they won’t get the full deliveries they need, but it won’t be as bad as 2001 when they had no water.

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