The Klamath River Basin: A Complex Case of Resources, Economics, Water Allocation and Species Management


Mabel A. Young (Editor)
Jack O. Barnes (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology, Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: POL044000

The Klamath River Basin on the California-Oregon border is a focal point for local and national discussions on water allocation and species protection. Previously, water and species management issues have exacerbated competition and generated conflict among several interests: farmers, Indian tribes, commercial and sport fisherman, federal wildlife refuge managers, environmental groups, and state, local, and tribal governments. As is true in many regions in the West, the federal government plays a prominent role in the Klamath Basin’s waters. This role stems primarily from (1)operation and management of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Water Project; (2)management of federal lands, including six national wildlife refugees; and (3)implementation of federal laws such as the Endangered Species Act. This book provides an overview of the issues in the Klamath Basin, with a focus on the federal government’s role in the region. (Imprint: Novinka )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Klamath River Basin: Background and Issues
(Charles V. Stern, Harold F. Upton, Pervaze A. Sheikh, Cynthia Brougher, Bill Heniff, Jr., CRS)

Klamath Dam Removal Overview: Report for the Secretary of the Interior


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