Water rights secured for livestock and human use in Klamath County

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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Water Resources Commission has adopted a temporary rule that gives water rights back for livestock watering and human consumption in Klamath County.

Yesterday’s emergency meeting, requested by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, was held at the Oregon Water Resources Department.

The temporary rule is because there is an immediate threat to the health and welfare of the people of Oregon that would otherwise occur if regulation of senior water rights in Klamath County curtailed or prohibited use of surface water for human consumption and livestock watering.