Water squeeze in Oregon’s Klamath Basin pits ranchers against tribes, both with strong ties to the land

Outlet: Oregon Live

July 8, 2013

SPRAGUE RIVER — A summer evening on Jim and Caren Goold’s front porch. The river meanders through their cow pasture, a curly blue ribbon framed by foothills dotted with ponderosa pine. And, yes, the cattle are lowing. It’s about as pastoral as a scene gets. But the upper Klamath Basin, already three months into a drought emergency, is far from peaceful this summer.

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