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Klamath commissioners declare drought emergency

Klamath County officials have declared a drought emergency.

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 1:11 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Klamath County officials have declared a drought emergency.

The Herald and News reports that county commissioners worry that the upcoming irrigation season may be the driest in several years and could cause millions of dollars in economic losses.

The declaration starts the process necessary to receive state and federal help.

Drought emergency declarations allow the state to prioritize use of water for human consumption and livestock, and they enable residents hurt by drought to get federal aid.

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