Klamath Basin Water Users Tour

  • An empty C Canal, which would normally supply irrigation water to farmers in the Klamath Basin including Tulelake in far Northern California.

  • Marc Staunton of Staunton Farms discusses efforts to improve storage of potatoes at Cal-Ore Produce in Tulelake. Recent modernization at the plant means less damage to crops in storage so a larger share gets from the field to stores. This is especially critical with water shortages leaving thousands of acres fallow.

  • Brad Kirby from the Tulelake Irrigation District discusses the district’s work this summer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to move water and prevent another devastating outbreak of botulism like the one that killed tens of thousands of ducks in the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge last year.

Senator Dahle’s staff joined a tour to learn about the impacts of the drought and regulatory constraints on farmers in the Klamath Basin. Here is…

  1. an empty C Canal, which would normally supply irrigation water to farmers in the Klamath Basin including Tulelake in far Northern California.
  2. Marc Staunton of Staunton Farms discusses efforts to improve storage of potatoes at Cal-Ore Produce in Tulelake.  Recent modernization at the plant means less damage to crops in storage so a larger share gets from the field to stores.  This is especially critical with water shortages leaving thousands of acres fallow.
  3. Brad Kirby from the Tulelake Irrigation District discusses the district’s work this summer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to move water and prevent another devastating outbreak of botulism like the one that killed tens of thousands of ducks in the Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge last year.