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Where The Water Goes In A Historically Dry Summer

Summers in the region are long and dry; we expect that. But when the winters turn short and dry, there's little chance for snow and rain to recharge the system of water stored for the growing season.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has already declared droughts in Jackson, Klamath, and Lake Counties for this year, others are sure to follow.

We convene three people working in the water business to talk about what will happen in a season with critically short supplies: Jim Pendleton of Talent Irrigation District, Paul Simmons of the Klamath Water Users Association, and Shavon Haynes, District 13 Watermaster for the state of Oregon.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.