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Extreme 2021 water disaster unfolds in the Klamath Basin

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that it would be allocating only 33,000 acre-feet from the Klamath Project this year - an amount that will leave the Klamath Basin's farmers, national wildlife refuges and salmon runs in dire straits.
 
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H&N article about impending crisis in the Klamath Basin

The Herald and News today featured an article by Alex Schwartz detailing the impending water crisis...
 
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Newspaper article: This wildlife refuge is drying up. An anonymous rancher wants to save it.

Herald and News reporter Alex Schwartz reports on CWA's efforts to purchase water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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Newspaper article: Botulism could decimate California wild ducks again. How hunters are trying to save them

Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow writes about California Waterfowl's efforts to secure water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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Lower Klamath update: a huge step forward

March 4, 2021—In an exciting development, California Waterfowl has entered into an agreement to purchase rights to...
 
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Lower Klamath backgrounder: biological opinions and their role in keeping LKNWR dry

One of the federal policy actions driving the lack of water for the Lower Klamath NWR is the develo...
 
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Lower Klamath: 2021 water prognosis not good

All indications are that the Lower Klamath NWR will not receive any water deliveries at all during...
 
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Lower Klamath: Solution hinges on new administration

(Originally published in the Spring 2021 edition of California Waterfowl Magazine.) by JEFFREY A. V...
 
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A key precursor to getting more water for Lower Klamath

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting comments on its draft environmental assessment of w...
 
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Klamath Update: The fight for every drop of water

by JEFFREY A. VOLBERG, DIRECTOR OF WATER LAW AND POLICY (Originally published in the Winter 2020 is...
 
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Opening weekend mallard harvest down at key CA refuges

One of the (many) reasons California Waterfowl is concerned about the plight of the Lower Klamath N...
 
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Lower Klamath NWR: final botulism tally, dismal live bird counts

Given how little water the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge got this summer (more about why b...
 
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Video: This is what botulism response looks like

CWA would like to thank Waterfowl Programs Supervisor Caroline Brady (shown in this video), the staff of the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Bird Ally X (water bird rehabbers) and others ...
 
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Bureau of Reclamation announces 5,400 acre feet for Klamath refuges

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced today that it is sending another 5,400 acre feet of water to the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges in an attempt to help address the horrific avian botulism outbreak.
 
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This dead mallard shows why Klamath matters to the entire state

If you'd like to understand why water supply problems in the Klamath Basin are a problem for ALL Cal...
 
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California Waterfowl creates task force to fight for water-starved Lower Klamath NWR

August 11, 2020—California Waterfowl has combined forces with key volunteers to create a Lower Klamath Refuge Task Force...
 
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Botulism Outbreak at Klamath

According to USFWS staff, a current botulism outbreak at the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge...
 
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Water arrives - San Francisco Chronicle article

The San Francisco Chronicle featured a story today by Tom Stienstra about the recent water delivery to the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
 
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'The kidney of the Basin' - Herald and News

How the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge got to the sorry state it's in, and how it's affecting not only the migratory birds that depend on the refuge, but also downstream water quality.
 
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Water is now flowing to LKNWR

Water is flowing into the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge today, thanks to the efforts of Cal...
 
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CWA meets with Interior Secretary about Lower Klamath

California Waterfowl and Klamath Basin farmers met yesterday with U.S. Secretary of Interior David...
 
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Lower Klamath loses its only promised water for the year

When the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last month that farmers would be getting their full al...