Klamath Water Basin Update NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports fish and farmers on the Oregon-California border are competing for Klamath Basin water for their very survival. Farmers say if irrigation is cut off, they don't know if they can stay in business. But downstream, low water in the rivers last summer brought on a record fish-kill. Government managers say the water has long been over-promised, and are struggling to create a lasting plan to portion out the flow.
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NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports fish and farmers on the Oregon-California border are competing for Klamath Basin water for their very survival. Farmers say if irrigation is cut off, they don't know if they can stay in business. But downstream, low water in the rivers last summer brought on a record fish-kill. Government managers say the water has long been over-promised, and are struggling to create a lasting plan to portion out the flow.