Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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Increased flows from lake expected for Klamath River, H&N 5/14/17. "Karuk Tribe and Oregon State University researchers take samples from four different sites along the Klamath River on a weekly basis to determine the number of parasites per liter, according to Bottcher..."
Snowpack at 100 percent of average; lake 2-1/2 feet higher, H&N April 2012
(Klamath) Community welcomes sight of full and flowing A Canal, H&N, posted to KBC 4/7/12. "And now we have water in the canals and more than 100 percent snowpack, (Addington) said... "Irrigation season projections released Friday by the Bureau of Reclamation show 310,000 acre-feet of water will be available to irrigators through the end of the irrigation year on Sept. 30. For now, an estimated 400,000 acre-feet of water will be needed through autumn."
Need for (Klamath) land idling unknown, H&N 4/5/12. We have 100 percent of normal snowpack, a full lake and 92 percent of year-to-date precipitation, Holly Cannon, KWAPA director) said. It seems ridiculous that were even talking about a (water) cutoff at all.
(Klamath Lake) Water Report, H&N 3/29/12. "Snowpack in the Klamath Basin Wednesday was 92 percent of historical average for that date."
weekly water report, H&N 5/12/11
Klamath Water Report, posted 2/7/10
Klamath Lake Levels and River Flows 12/21/09-12/28/09
Klamath Water Report, Bureau of Reclamation 11/25-12/2/09