On March 8, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife heard about drought impacts and potential solutions to ecosystem and water supply challenges across the Klamath River Basin. The hearing stemmed from some of the worst drought conditions faced in the West. Removal of aging dams, use of infrastructure funds, water shortage impacts on Tribes and farmers, and other issues were discussed.
- Steve Guertin, Deputy Director for Program Management and Policy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
- Amy Cordalis, Counsel, Yurok Tribe, Principal, Ridges to Riffles Conservation Fund
- Robert Super, Vice Chairman, Karuk Tribe
- The Honorable Joe Davis, Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe
- Tricia Hill, Former President, Klamath Water Users Association
- The Honorable Geri Byrne, Chair, Board of Supervisors, Modoc County, California
PDFs of the witness statements are available on the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife website. A video of the hearing is below:
Image Source and Credit:
Klamath River at Keno, Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives, September 2010 via Wikimedia Archives.