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Water Allocation in the Klamath Reclamation Project, 2001:

An Assessment of Natural Resource, Economic, Social, and Institutional Issues with a Focus on the Upper Klamath Basin

A report by Oregon State University and the University of California

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Introduction (5 pages/44 K)

Key Lessons Learned (4 pages/28 K)

Summary (19 pages/84 K)

Part 1. Setting the Stage

Chapter 1--Background (13 pages/224 K)

Chapter 2--The Klamath Reclamation Project (29 pages/260 K)
Chapter 3--Legal Aspects of Upper Klamath Basin Water Allocation (16 pages/92 K)
Chapter 4--Understanding Science (2 pages/24 K)

Part 2. Suckers and Coho Salmon

Chapter 5--Sucker Biology and Management of Upper Klamath Lake (25 pages/492 K)
Chapter 6--Coho Salmon (33 pages/168 K)

Part 3. Agriculture

Chapter 7--Soil Resources (9 pages/56 K)

Chapter 8--Effects on Crop Production (14 pages/96 K)

Part 4. Communities

Chapter 9--Effects on Project-area Communities (31 pages/148 K)

Part 5. Economics

Chapter 10--Preface to Economics (4 pages/44 K)

Chapter 11--Upper Klamath Basin Economy (17 pages/104 K)

Chapter 12--Effects on Crop Revenue (20 pages/240 K)

Chapter 13--Impact on the Regional Economy (14 pages/88 K)

Chapter 14--Estimated Impacts and Reported Outcomes (19 pages/96 K)

Part 6. Wildlife

Chapter 15--Bald Eagles (28 pages/568 K)

Chapter 16--Effects on Waterfowl (13 pages/68 K)

Chapter 17--Mule Deer (9 pages/52 K)

Part 7. Public Policy

Chapter 18--Policy Assessment (28 pages/144 K)

Chapter 19--Water Allocation Alternatives (27 pages/136 K)

Chapter 20--A Synthesis (9 pages/52 K)

Acknowledgments (1 page/16 K )
FULL REPORT (421 pages/3.1 MB). Note: If you do not have a high-speed Internet connection, we recommend downloading the individual chapters instead of the full report.

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Published December 2002
Updated: 7/6/04 at 11:12 AM

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