KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. —The Klamath Basin is receiving a huge amount of money to help watershed restoration efforts, over $160 million!
On November 15th, President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. Through that, $162 million will go to U.S. Fish and Wildlife, specifically toward funding ecosystem restoration projects in the Klamath Basin.
The Family Farm Alliance is a non-profit that focuses on advocating for a reliable water supply for western farmers and ranchers. Its Executive Director, Dan Keppen, called the funding a significant step for the basin.
“I can’t recall seeing a single line item this large to this magnitude dedicated to the Klamath Basin so that’s pretty encouraging,” said Keppen.
Keppen says the money will be spent over a 5 year period.