Where We Stand
The ranchers and irrigators of the Upper Klamath Basin are committed to finding a workable agreement with the Klamath Tribes. As we head into the 2017 irrigation season, we recognize the deadline is looming to find that agreement. Without water, our family businesses - some of which have been in the Klamath Basin for five generations - will be in danger.
Our priority is to protect our families' livelihood while building a productive relationship with the Klamath Tribe's that's based on our mutual success. We've proven we can share the water successfully and aim to work with the Tribes to continue to do so.
Since the 2014 irrigation season and the signing of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement, we have moved forward in good faith despite the lack of Congressional funding, making substantial progress on both riparian management and increasing water flows through commitments to retire acres.