KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- Klamath County voters rejected two candidates who had supported dam removal to help Klamath River salmon and a companion agreement designed to bring peace to long-standing water battles.

The Herald and News reports that longtime County Commissioner John Elliott was unseated Tuesday by challenger Dennis Linthicum. State Rep. Bill Garrard easily turned aside a challenge from Klamath farmer Karl Scronce, former president of the National Association of Wheat Growers.

Elliott says Linthicum's anti-dam position likely won him votes, but his opposition is unlikely to derail the agreements.

One lays out a roadmap for removing four dams from the Klamath. The other details how to share water between fish and farms.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com

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