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KLAMATH FALLS — Leaders in two Klamath Basin counties who oppose taking down dams as part of a regional settlement of water issues say they're planning an alternative to talks aimed at salvaging the agreements.
 
Commissioners in Oregon's Klamath County and the supervisors in California's Siskiyou County met Monday on the basin's longstanding water issues, the Klamath Falls Herald and News reported.
 
"It has to be a dams-in solution, or it's not going to be received by the people," Siskiyou County Supervisor Brandon Criss said.
 
Agreements on water-sharing and dam removal depend on action in Congress, where the cost of the agreements and provisions for removing four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River are obstacles.
 
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