The Klamath County Circuit Court upheld a majority of decisions concerning the Oregon water rights of the Klamath Tribes on Wednesday, but Basin irrigators say there could be changes in how those rights are enforced down the road.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a year-long series documenting the seed-to-harvest operation of the Dodson farm. The Herald and News will follow the farm throughout 2021 and document the water that arrives, and how that influences the success or failure of the crop and farm finances.
While the Klamath Basin’s snowpack is at 85% of what it would be normally this time of year, there’s already more water stored in the mountains than last year. So why are Basin hydrologists projecting another exceptionally dry summer for Upper Klamath Lake? The answer lies beneath the snowpa…
Citing a dismal outlook on water year 2021, the Klamath Tribes have filed a notice of intent, saying they will sue the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for violating the Endangered Species Act if Upper Klamath Lake dips below levels outlined in the 2020 biological opinion this spring.
The Klamath Basin’s snowpack forecast isn’t looking so hot this month, but it’s still too early to tell whether water year 2021’s luck will change.
Crater Lake and Waldo Lake — arguably the Cascades’ finest aquatic gems —received additional state protections for their stunningly blue and clear waters after Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission designated them “outstanding resource waters” on January 21.
The Klamath River Renewal Corporation has officially signed a contract with Resource Environmental Solutions to complete the restoration work associated with removing four dams on the Klamath River, according to a news release.
Outgoing Interior Secretary David Bernhardt sent a parting gift to some irrigators in the Upper Klamath Basin earlier this month, issuing new guidance surrounding the Bureau of Reclamation’s operation of the Klamath Project.
The new year hasn’t started off great for the Jordan Cove Energy Project after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dealt a major blow to its permitting process in a Tuesday meeting. The decision denied the project’s request to exempt itself from a key state Section 401 water quality permit.
Following California and Oregon’s worst wildfire season in decades, residents near four dams on the Klamath River slated for removal voiced concerns about wildland firefighting efforts in the rural, mountainous watershed when its reservoirs disappear.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s delisting of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act went into effect Monday, officially transferring Gray wolf protections from the federal government to state governments.
For the first time in more than a century, bull trout were found in a reconnected creek channel crossing the Sun Pass State Forest, a significant milestone in restoring and improving habitat for this threatened fish species, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) remanded local permits on Tuesday that would have allowed the Jordan Cove Energy Project to construct a natural gas export terminal on the North Spit of Coos Bay, forming another setback for the project that would also include a 229-mile pipeline run…
President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Department of Interior, making her the first Native American to hold the position.
This past spring, while much of the country focused on COVID-19, three men who work in an obscure corner of the federal government weighed a question with profound effects across the American West.
After the signatories to the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement officially recommitted to removing four dams on the Klamath River last month, local politicians brought up concerns with Oregon, California and PacifiCorp committing more funds to the project.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $1,839,947 million grant to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Klamath County Public Health and local partners to support ongoing efforts to improve air quality and protect community health in Klamath Falls, according to a news …
ALTURAS, Calif. — Prescribed burns are planned for various locations on the Modoc National Forest as conditions allow within the safest possible burn windows and in coordination with other Northern California Forests, Modoc National Forest Fire and Fuels personnel plan to conduct prescribed …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public feedback on a proposed list of deferred maintenance projects selected for Great American Outdoors Act funding in fiscal year 2022, according to a news release.