A congressional hearing has been set for Saturday, June 16, to gather input on the economic impact of the federal government’s decision to allocate all available water in the Klamath Basin to two species of endangered sucker fish.

That move leaves 1,400 farms and 200,000 acres without water for irrigation. Residents and businesses in the Klamath Basin face the same no water fate. The Klamath Basin is one of the first areas to feel the devastating effects of the increasingly inflexible enforcement of the Endangered Species Act.

The hearing will start at 9 a.m., at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, Klamath Falls, Ore.

Business Wire