Klamath water wars, tribe gains senior water rights, above agriculture

Credit: kwapa.org
Credit: kwapa.org

A judge ruled that the Klamath tribe can cut water supplies to valley agriculture in order to restore fish population. Things are so tense Klamath tribe vehicles are unmarked to avoid having tires slashed and windows broken.

One of the nation’s fiercest water wars is on the verge of erupting again.

New water rights have given a group of Oregon Indian tribes an upper hand just as the region plunges into a severe drought.

Agriculture vs. fish is a common theme in the water wars. This conflict happen in the Sacramento Delta area of California too, but not as heatedly as the Klamath water wars are getting now.