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Klamath Irrigation District Maintains the Viability of the Richest Agricultural Lands

In this photo Gene Souza is explaining how the water moves through the A Canal fish screens

By Gene Souza
Sourced Gene Souza FB Page

April 6th, 2023

Following up on my post from a couple weeks ago.

Investment in Klamath Irrigation District’s A Canal maintains the viability of some of the richest agricultural lands in the world, maintains our regional economies, supports food security which promotes national security, allows for water to be placed back onto its natural location of reclaimed lakes and marshlands, and promotes health and public safety.

The Department of Interior captured a number of photos during Secretary Haaland and Senator Merkley’s visit to Oregon. In this photo I am explaining how the water moves through the A Canal fish screens, into over 200 miles of canals operated by Klamath Irrigation District, serving 8 other irrigation and improvement districts, where the water is reused up to 7 times before being passed through to the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge where it can be reused in the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge by Tulelake Irrigation District’s D Plant, and then returned to the Klamath River by Klamath Drainage District with water which is cleaner, with less nitrogen, phosphorus, and other natural nutrients that have been filtered through the farm fields, replicating the natural process once performed by Lower Klamath Lake.

Shout-out to Grace Bennett for pointing me to Gene Souza’s writings. I am putting up the public post and have asked Gene for permission to publish more information from the Klamath Basin.

Jay Martin

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