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.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning 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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