The Stand at Klamath Falls
How rural western farmers stood up against entrenched environmentalists and agencies of the federal government over water rights issues…and prevailed. More
In the Spring of 2001, based on flawed science and unconstitutional judicial rulings, the Federal Government cut off water to an entire basin of farmers in southwest Oregon and northern California, in the Klamath Basin.
The farmers had clear water rights to the irrigation water, but nonetheless, to supposedly protect the "sucker fish" which are a prevalent species throughout the American West and which were intentionally used inconjunction with the Endangered Speciies Act to over-rule their rights, the water was cut off and these loyal, peace loving, and law abiding American citizens were on the verge of ruin.
This is their story, how they organized and fought back and prevailed, preserving their way of life and their livlihood in the face of outragous legal and judicial assault.