The nation’s original waterfowl refuge may be too dry this year to provide much hospitality for migratory birds arriving in the Klamath Basin.
You could blame it on the region’s prolonged drought.
But critics say that’s not the whole story. They also point to the way water for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has been managed.
Jim McCarthy is one of those critics. He’s the Southern Oregon program director for Waterwatch of Oregon. McCarthy led an informal tour recently around the Lower Klamath.