OPB: Drought relief program for members of Klamath Tribes

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on a program that helps members of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon:
A new program is compensating Klamath tribal members for not using surface water for irrigation. A drought relief program will provide funds to some tribal members.

The Bureau of Reclamation is managing the payments. Reclamation is paying about $250 to tribal members who qualify for the drought relief program on the federal Klamath Project.

Pete Lucero is with the Bureau of Reclamation. He says the relief program only applies to tribal members holding qualifying water rights dating back to 1864 on the tribe’s former reservation.

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Klamath Tribal Members Receive Compensation For Not Irrigating (Oregon Public Broadcasting 7/31)

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