OVER 60 YEARS OF REPRESENTING FARMERS AND
RANCHERS OF THE KLAMATH PROJECT

Archive for November 2019

FEDERAL AGENCIES WILL RECONSIDER KLAMATH PROJECT ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OPERATIONS

Klamath Water User Association

For immediate release: November 15, 2019   Contact: Paul Simmons, Executive Director and Counsel                Klamath Water Users Association                psimmons@somachlaw.com                (541) 883-6100 The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and federal wildlife agencies have re-initiated the process of Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation for the Klamath Project. The most recent process produced an operations…

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Public Comment Invited on Klamath Irrigation Power Cost Reports

For Release: November 8, 2019 Public Comment Invited on Klamath Irrigation Power Cost Reports KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation and Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) today announced that two Klamath Project and Upper Klamath Basin power reports are available for public comment. The draft reports, called The Klamath Basin Affordable Power Studies…

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Court Denies Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Just Compensation Claims in Water Takings Case

Court Denies Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Just Compensation Claims in Water Takings Case Western Water Law Challenged in the process Klamath Falls, OR–The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor the United States in the long-running lawsuit titled Baley v. United States, commonly known as the Klamath Project water “Takings…

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WaterWorks

November 2019  Issue 09 Download a pdf version this month’s issue of WaterWorks or read on. A Load of Litigation; and Potential Game-Changers By Paul Simmons Thirty-one years ago, the shortnose sucker and Lost River sucker were designated as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Soon following that, Klamath Project farmers and ranchers saw…

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