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Klamath County Prepares For Drought

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California got there first, but Oregon is not far behind: declaring drought before winter is even over. 

Gov. Jerry Brown made the California declaration in mid-January.  Gov. Kitzhaber has only made declarations for four Oregon counties so far: Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur.  But more counties will likely be added if the dry winter continues. 

Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams joins us to explore the ways in which a drought declaration helps his county.
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.