The Bucket Brigade Protest on May 7, 2001 began as a bright-blue morning with puffy Simpson-like clouds, unseasonably warm with temperatures rising. This, the middle of a three part series, is scenes of the buckets being passed down main street after the morning speakers at veteran's park and deliverance of lake water to the "A" irrigation canal late in the afternoon. Agricultural was fully committed to bringing attention to the Klamath Reclamation project’s farmers plight with a public relations campaign. They would learn how as they did it. Basin Fertilizer and Chemicals on Malone Road, one mile north of the California border in Merrill, Oregon, became a meeting place for the many who wanted to do something: the Bucket Brigade, coming two months after the official water-shutoff was one of the early concepts developed and implemented by this group of individuals who were facing the water crisis together as a community team.
Filmed and edited by Anders Tomlinson. ©2013 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.