Klamath Water Basin NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports that water began flowing to irrigation ditches today in Oregon's Klamath Basin. Last summer, drought forced the federal government to cut off water to farmers in an effort to protect endangered fish. Higher-than-normal snowpack means there will be enough water for everyone this year, but there is still no long-term solution to the problem of over-allocated water.
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NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports that water began flowing to irrigation ditches today in Oregon's Klamath Basin. Last summer, drought forced the federal government to cut off water to farmers in an effort to protect endangered fish. Higher-than-normal snowpack means there will be enough water for everyone this year, but there is still no long-term solution to the problem of over-allocated water.