Skip to comments.In California, the Shasta & Scott River Water Wars Continue
Posted on 12/05/2012 1:42:43 PM PST by WonkyTonky
FT. JONES, Calif. The ongoing battle between farmers, ranchers and fishing groups for water in the Klamath River Basin is heating up again. On Tuesday, the California Fish and Game Department hosted a workshop in Ft. Jones to identify parties who have a stake in Scott River water issues.
It was standing room only at the Ft. Jones Community Hall, as Scott Valley residents lined the walls for a California Fish and Game workshop meeting. That didnt last long, once farmers and ranchers sounded off against the process. Tom Pease, who is President of Protect Our Water, or POW, says current water practices are the best hope for fish survival and for the survival of valley families.
If we quit farming. If we quit taking water, all that water, except what was in the aquifer, would go down the river. The river would still dry up, because the water wont come up out of the aquifer unless you pump it or whatever, Pease explained.
Were gonna ask you not to participate in this process, first and foremost, because the RFP that was drafted in this process is incorrect, said Rich Marshall, the President of the Siskiyou County Water Users Association.
If you say youre going to have minimal impact, that implies that there will be an impact. So theyre gong to take property from us, said one local resident, Mark, who opposes the C.D.F.& G. study.
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They are in the process of knocking dams down all across this nation - hundreds of them. No more lakes on rivers, no more water conservation. It's nuts, but the process continues with almost zero attention from the public at large.
The ongoing battle between farmers, ranchers and fishing groups for water in the Klamath River Basin is heating up again. On Tuesday, the California Fish and Game Department hosted a workshop in Ft. Jones to identify parties who have a stake in Scott River water issues.
I thought the Scott river was a tributary of the Sacramento River.
The Scott River is a tributary of the Klamath River as is the Shasta River.
The headwaters of the Sacramento river are not that far from these rivers, in the nearby Mount Shasta Area, that is probably what you are thinking of.