Bipartisan Congressional-Agency Klamath Drought Briefing
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is organizing a bipartisan briefing between federal agencies and congressional offices. State officials and county leaders will be on hand to learn the federal agency plans for Klamath drought situation. The goal is to identify each agency's drought plans and what type of congressional assistance they might need. The briefing will be cablecast.
On March 25, Rep. Walden participated in a meeting in Washington, D.C. organized by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to hear from federal agencies about how they're responding to the drought disaster. On March 18, farmers and ranchers in the basin were told they may only receive 30-40 percent of their annual average water irrigation water beginning in May.