Klamath Secretary of the Interior

From left, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore.; Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman; Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt; and U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., talk July 9 with Klamath Falls-area farmers about irrigation problems.

MIDLAND, Ore. – Interior Secretary David Bernhardt spent the day in Klamath Falls Thursday to see for himself what could be done to help find a long- term solution to water disputes in the Klamath Basin.

Since 2001, irrigators have experienced water shortages as the federal government has diverted water from the Klamath Project from agriculture to benefit endangered species.

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