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Letter to the
editor of KBC
I would just like to say, after seeing what I saw
this morning traveling south on HWY 97 I have to
wonder why everybody is complaining about drought
and lack of water. I am a former Oregonian, (now
living in Reno NV), and also drive long haul truck.
This morning I saw several farmers along HWY 97
irrigating their fields. I think this was quite
unnecessary after last nights rainfall. Yes I spent
the night in K. Falls at Mollies, and saw the storm
that came through. When there is already standing
water in the field, irrigation is just plain
wasteful. I am very well educated in the matter of
evaporation, in Reno it's at a greater rate than K.
Falls. I think if you crack down on the farmers
wasting water, you will find conditions are not
quite as bad as you think.
Response by a Klamath Basin
irrigation district manager
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