Historic Klamath Basin Water Agreement to be Signed at Friday Event
Rachel Wray, Office of Governor Kitzhaber, 503-559-1277
Matt Baun, US Fish & Wildlife, 530-841-3119
Tom Towslee, Office of Senator Wyden, 503-326-7539
Courtney Warner Crowell, Office of Senator Merkley, 503-326-2747
SALEM, OR – Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry, and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force will gather on Friday, April 18, for the official signing of the historic Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.
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 an historic milestone for one of the most complex and contentious natural water wars in the West.
Friday’s 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.
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
John Kitzhaber, Governor of Oregon
Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator from Oregon
Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator from Oregon
Kathryn Sullivan, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce
John Laird, California Resources Secretary
Don Gentry, Tribal Chair
Members of the Klamath Basin Task Force
Klamath Basin Water Agreement Signing Ceremony
Collier State Park, 46000 US Highway 97
Approximately 4 miles north of Chiloquin, Oregon, and 30 miles north of Klamath Falls
Friday, April 18
9:00 - 9:20 AM Check In
9:20 - 11:00 AM Ceremony
Please RSVP here by 3:00 PM Pacific time, Thursday, April 17
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