Judge denies ranchers request to turn water back on



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath County judge has denied a motion by Upper Klamath Basin ranchers to get the water turned back on.

Klamath County Circuit Judge Cameron Wogan decided in favor of the tribes on Friday. Some ranchers are appealing the decision.

The Oregon Water Resources Department began notifying ranchers with junior water rights they must stop irrigating just last week.