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Klamath Basin Irrigators’ Rights Come After Obligations to Fish & Tribes

In the 52-page findings and recommendation, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark D. Clarke found the central question is whether the federal government broke the law by allocating water for irrigation when it knew it could not comply with its Endangered Species Act obligations to endangered sucker fish in the Upper Klamath Lake, a freshwater reservoir in the southern Oregon portion of the Klamath Basin.

Birds take off from a marsh in the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge in the Klamath Basin along the Oregon-California border. (Gillian Flaccus/AP)

Read the entire article here: Judge finds feds violated law by favoring irrigators in the Klamath Basin

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