Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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An answer for farmers, finally
Herald and News Letter to the Editor June 19, 2012
Finally an answer to what the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement will do for the farmer if it is passed.
In the Herald and News June 8, in an article written about Hollie Cannon, an employee of the Klamath Water and Power agency, said if the KBRA is implemented and “If we are successful with the on project plan, there will be hardly any change for the on-project farmer. Under the KBRA, less water will be allocated to the project, compared to the wettest years now but the irrigators will have the choice to participate in programs that pay them to conserve water and use ground wells.”
In other words if they can not get the water to care for their crops, they can enter a program to set their land fallow and receive compensation through the government (taxpayers), adding another entitlement program. The large land owners have much more to gain than the small farmer. Our country already has too many giveaway programs. What we need is more people working and being proud of what they can achieve. The dams were put in at great expense and electricity generated by water is still one the least expensive forms of generating green power.
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