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Historic pact to be signed Friday

Herald and News 4/17/14 
 

  Ceremony for water agreement finalization will begin at 9 a.m. at Collier Memorial State Park
 
    Several federal, state and local dignitaries will gather at Collier Memorial State Park Friday for the signing of the Klamath Basin water agreement between the Klamath Tribes and water users.  

  Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath   Tribal Chairman Don Gentry and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force will gather Friday for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement, according to a news release.

  The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. and continues to 11 a.m.
      Members of the Klamath Tribes and Upper Basin water users have come together and developed solutions to water issues affecting the region. The Upper Basin Agreement represents a historic milestone for one of the most complex and contentious natural water wars in the West.

  Fridayís event will celebrate the leadership, good faith and hard work that made the agreement possible, while highlighting the economic and environmental benefits for the Klamath region, according to a press release issued by the governorís office.  

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