A major water rights agreement in the Klamath Basin is set to expire in December 31st. Farmers, tribes, and power company PacifiCorp are getting behind an extension.
The Klamath restoration deal was inked two years ago, with a lot of celebration, and even a cameo from then California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“I can see already that the salmon fish is screaming I’ll be back,” he said at the time.
The deal settled decades of lawsuits over water rights in the basin on the Oregon- California border.