Commissioners vote to withdraw from the KBRA

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to withdraw from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

The vote happened Tuesday during the commissioners meeting. 

Two other signatories of the agreement — the Karuk Tribe and the Klamath Water Users Association — say the county can’t do that, because it is a binding contract that was just renewed for two more years.

County commissioners expressed reservations about the impacts of the agreement on the county’s economy and water storage.

The agreement is a companion to a historic deal to remove four dams from the Klamath River in Oregon and Northern California to help restore salmon.