BuRec does pay some of these irrigators not to use water — buying back water which, in truth, the irrigators have no priority right to use. But demand still exceeds supply, in part because the $50 million in the Farm Bill for Klamath Basin "agricultural water conservation" has delivered expensive new irrigation systems to irrigators but produced only "paper water."
Meanwhile, the California Governator’s Fish and Game Department pretends that nothing can be done and that "collaboration is the key." What the Fish and Game Department is now about is collaboration in the destruction of Klamath River salmon.
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