Report says Klamath panel erred

Grow Some Brains grow_brains at
Sat Nov 16 13:40:35 EST 2002

Klamath Basin water fight has highly organized interests attempting to
assert domination over finite water supplies. The large number of
organizations and the financial clout of these organizations calls
into question any "scientific report" of only two researchers, who
widely circulated their report to one side of the issue before
publication. Bias and conflict of interest investigations are

The "questions" raised by this report are insubstantial, interim
mistakes likely to be caught before final decisions, such as
misidentifying the name of a fish species. Other reports, made at such
grave risk to employment security as to invoke whistleblower
protection, provide a contrary viewpoint, and lead to opposite
conclusions. While issues reported in the press may be hastily
published without thorough fact-checking, over time the underlying
biosociopathy will be evident.

Below are a few of the special interest webpages promoting private
property interests above treaty obligations to affected Klamath
tribes, and biosociopathically ignoring duty to future generations to
preserve a world as good as they got.


"Klamath Basin Farmers and Ranchers, Fighting for Their Rights to
Irrigate and Caretake Their Natural Resources"


The Klamath Water Foundation is a local non-profit organization to
unite the agricultural, business and community interests to network
with one another, while retaining their individual autonomies. The
Foundation strives to secure and sustain reliable irrigation water for
the Klamath Basin. 	 
 	The foundation is comprised of various specialized departments which
focus on a large variety of pertinent Klamath Basin water issues such
as communications, education, political awareness and the environment.
Each department is chaired by interested and qualified Klamath Basin
residents and offers extensive participation and interaction by local



Montanans for Multiple Use Mission Statement:

Our goal is to enhance access to public lands for everyone. Our
purpose is to educate the public on the need for balanced
environmental laws and public land use issues.  

MFMU believes that through the intelligent use of natural resources we
can meet the needs of people as well as the needs of the rest of our
natural world.

With this in mind MFMU supports the "New Environmentalism" based on
hope instead of fear, solutions instead of conflict, education instead
of litigation, science instead of emotion, and employing rather than
destroying human resources. 

Klamath Water Fight...

The Klamath Basin Water Crisis
      Following consultation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and
the National Marine fisheries service.  The Bureau of Reclamation shut
down irrigation deliveries to over 150,000 acres of family farms,
cutting off their life blood for survival.  The human cost is massive,
not only to those farmers who depend upon the water to grow crops, but
to all elements of the economy, including Hispanic farmworkers,
equipment dealerships, irrigation district workers, and lost tax
revenues for basic services.

     This is just the latest event in a lengthy saga to effect farmers
and Ranchers in the Klamath Basin, Irrigators are enduring a  lengthy
Klamath Adjudication, where the Oregon Water Resources Department is
attempting to divide up the water.  The Klamath Tribes and the US
Government have filed claims for substantially more water than
physically exists.

         Thanks to all those who supported Klamath Agriculture in the
peaceful rally May 7th at Veterans Memorial Park, and along Main
Street.  The Bucket Brigade was a huge success with 12,000-20,000
people attending.


Let the Irrigation Water Flow in the Klamath Basin of Oregon 

View Current Signatures   -   Sign the Petition 

To:  The County Commissioners of Klamath County Oregon, the Sheriff of
Klamath County Oregon, the Governor of Oregon, the Oregon House of
Representatives, the Oregon Senate, the President of the United States
of America, the Senate of the United States of America, the House of
Representatives of the United States of America, the Citizens of
Klamath County, the citizens of the State of Oregon and the citizens
of the United States of America

We, the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, being
aware of the emergency water and irrigation situation in the Klamath
Basin of Oregon State, and being aware of the blatantly harmful and
unconstitutional actions of Agencies of the Federal government with
respect to that situation (please review The Klamath Basin Crisis at and articles posted regarding the same at and at, make the following


Klamath Falls: Where Civil Rights 
Meets Water Rights


KlamathWater Use Rights



Extreme Environmentalist's Agendas     

Article Siskiyou Daily news - "What you need to be aware of is that we
are at war," U.S. Congressman Wally Herger told a small group of
Siskiyou County residents. "The extreme environmental movement has
declared war on us, and we need to declare war back on them."; Press
Release, New Report from Environmental Extremists Cites Need For
Endangered Species Act: Call On Bush To Save ESA, Species; Letter to
Congress Report: Safeguarding Citizen's Rights Under the Endangered
Species Act


Klamath's 100-Year Misunderstanding

Not just an endangered species issue


The Klamath Basin crisis: A need for property rights
By John A. Charles 

On April 5, 2001 the federal government declared that water stored in
various reservoirs of the Klamath Project would be withheld from most
agricultural uses and used as habitat for the endangered shortnose
sucker fish. As a result, nearly 1,400 farmers have gone without
irrigation water for most of this summer.

While the press has understandably focused on the drama in terms of
endangered species versus agriculture, the problem goes much deeper
than that. Fundamentally this is a conflict caused by unclear property
rights and inappropriate government intervention in the economy. The
solution lies in clarifying those rights, creating a market where they
can be traded, and minimizing the role of government. Reformers should
resist the urge to pick sides in this crisis, and allow changes to
emerge gradually through a market process.

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