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Originally published Friday, June 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM

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Judge won’t stop Klamath Basin irrigation shut-off

Efforts by ranchers in Oregon’s upper Klamath Basin to prevent irrigation shut-off failed in court on Friday.

The Associated Press

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A judge on Friday denied motions to temporarily stop the state of Oregon from shutting off irrigation on ranches in the upper Klamath Basin to satisfy water rights the Klamath Tribes are using to protect fish.

The Herald and News reported that a judge denied motions filed by ranchers seeking a temporary stay.

Since the tribes issued what is known as a call this week to enforce those rights, the Oregon Water Resources Department has been notifying ranchers with junior water rights they must stop irrigating.

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