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Ranchers, tribes make water deal
February 25, 2005
Ranchers who irrigate out of streams above Upper
Klamath Lake have reached an agreement with leaders
of the Klamath Tribes over how to resolve a
longstanding dispute over water rights.
exchange, the tribes have agreed to not exercise
their water right in a way that would harm
irrigators whose claims to water were established
before July 1, 1961.
Tribal Chairman Allen Foreman and Fort Klamath
rancher Roger Nicholson announced the agreement this
morning at the Herald and News.
The adjudication process has been stalled since then
by disputes over conflicting claims. An adjudication
is a legal proceeding that quantifies how much water
goes with a claim.
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