Pres. Trump signs drought-relief bill

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — President Trump signed a bill giving Klamath Basin irrigators access to millions in drought-relief funds today.

This comes as a fix to the 2018 Water Resources  Development Act. The alteration will give irrigators in the Klamath Basin access around $10 million in drought-relief funds.

“A big shoutout to Senator Merkley, Representatives Walden and La Malfa for helping get this thing pushed through,” said Mark Johnson with the Klamath Water Users Association. “With everybody’s efforts, we came out pretty favorably on this.”

According to southern Oregon’s federal delegation, the bill provides clear flexibility in how the relief can be used when there is a severe shortage of water.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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