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On July 20th, life in the Klamath Basin for families, local businesses, wildlife and our communities could change forever. Litigation seeking a preliminary injunction to stop all Klamath Project irrigation diversions immediately and hold the water in Upper Klamath Lake has been filed. If successful, this lawsuit would affect Klamath agriculture, fish and wildlife (including severe impacts to Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge), the Klamath River, the Klamath Basin economony, local businesses, and the social fabric of the region.
Our short-term goal is to increase awareness in our community regarding these impacts. Although community members cannot affect the outcome of this litigation, we hope to use this dire situation to form a coalition of diverse business and social interests in the Klamath Basin to demand long term, permanent solutions to water issues affecting our community.
Educate yourself on how this litigation will affect your family and livelihood should it prevail on July 20th. Our community needs to realize this doesn’t only affect Klamath Basin family farms and ranches, but communities in Klamath, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties and throughout the Klamath River watershed.
We are a group of citizens and community interests that are working towards finding a solution to end the ongoing “Water Wars”. Learn about StopWaterWars.org and what our goal is.
Want to learn what you can do to help find a solution? Educate yourself on how the current litigation will affect you community and get your voice heard.
Have a question for us or a comment? Contact us and we’ll get back to you.