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AROUND OREGON: For the first time, Klamath Project will receive no irrigation water from Klamath Lake

KLAMATH FALLS - The federal Bureau of Reclamation announced Wednesday that Klamath Project’s A Canal will remain closed for the 2021 irrigation season, meaning that irrigators’ initial allocation of 33,000 acre-feet of water has been reduced to zero.

Agency staff were seen lowering concrete bulkheads into the canal's headworks early Wednesday morning, cutting its fish screen off from Upper Klamath Lake and preventing any water from entering the canal.

It was a devastating scene for downstream farmers, who have relied on water from the lake to irrigate their crops for . . .