Klamath irrigation

An irrigated field near Tulelake.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland withdrew a number of Trump-era memoranda concerning the Klamath Project on Thursday, citing a lack of consultation with Klamath Basin tribes, and committed her staff to work with stakeholders on a long-term solution to the Basin’s water crisis.

“These documents were issued without government-to-government consultation with affected Tribes and do not reflect the current administration’s goals for long-term water recovery and economic restoration in this region,” Haaland said. “The documents also conflict with longstanding departmental positions and interpretation of governing law and should not be relied upon for any purpose.”