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Merkley needs to talk to Klamath ranchers
Bill and Nedra Boyd, Chiloquin, for Herald and News 1/29/2020
agencies consisting of representatives of U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, U.S. Department of Geological Survey, Oregon
Renewable Energy Center, and more are gathered to discuss
ongoing efforts in sucker recovery.
With no real
substantial solutions to this problem since 2013, Sen. Jeff
Merkley is now adding another $11 million to the Basin plus
$5.1 million to the Klamath River this year, to be added to
the $23.5 million given to the Basin in 2013 for this study.
Something seems very wrong with this picture and the results
There are five
difference species of fish in the Klamath Lake that are not
having a problem surviving except the sucker. The agencies
to date, are calling it a mystery and guessing at the
problems they think are the cause, the water toxins being
very big in the study, which brings me to the issue of the
water. When the Tribes call our water to be shut off, they
can do this without any proof as to what is causing the
problem with the sucker. Until the facts are in place and it
is a water issue, the Tribes and OWRD should not be able to
shut off the water in the Basin.
in our district are having to bear the brunt of all the
political and Tribal harassment being put on them. It needs
If Sen. Merkley
is so concerned about the "endangered species," he needs to
talk to the Klamath ranchers.
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