CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2001 |
Just shy of the Oregon border, not far from fields of dust and weeds, someone has planted a homemade sign. "Call 911, some sucker stole our water." It is one of the angry jokes of this angry season in the Klamath Basin, where the needs of two endangered species of suckerfish, along with a threatened downstream salmon, have forced shut federal irrigation gates. The joke isn't funny to Allen Foreman, the chairman of the 3,300-member Klamath Tribes.