California - Oregon Water Crisis Worst In 127 Years
The water crisis along the California-Oregon border is now catastrophic this week as U.S. Bureau of Reclamation shut off irrigation water to farmers. Regulators also said they would not send extra water to dying salmon downstream or to other wildlife refuges that are home to millions of migrating birds each year.
This is the first time in 114 years the Klamath Reclamation Project will be shut completely down. The entire region is in extreme drought conditions. This the driest year in the past 127 years for Oregon's Klamath County.