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Archive for April 2020

2020 Annual Operations Plan & Drought Plan

IntroductionThe Klamath Project (Project) delivers water for irrigation and related purposes to approximately 230,000 acres in southern Oregon and northern California. This 2020 Operations Plan (Plan) describes Project operations that are anticipated to occur during the 2020 spring-summer irrigation season (March 1 to November 30), based upon current and projected hydrologic conditions. The Plan is…

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WaterWorks

April 2020 Edition Severe Limitations on Irrigation Water;  Drought Response and Relief Activities Although there has yet to be an official announcement of a Klamath Project water allocation for this irrigation season, work is under way to deliver programs to mitigate the negative impacts of drought and insufficient water deliveries.  The area of the Klamath…

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Diverse Crowd of Parties Supports Request for Supreme Court Review in Water Takings Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916)-769-6685; psimmons@somachlaw.com Dozens of organizations have urged the United States Supreme Court to accept review of decisions of lower Courts in the long-running “takings” lawsuit (formally Baley v. United States) concerning the re-allocation of Klamath Project irrigation water to endangered species in 2001.…

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Programs to Assist Klamath Basin Irrigators in Progress

Contact Information: MBK Engineers (541) 630-0752 For Immediate Release April 14, 2020 The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency (KPDRA) is accepting applications for 2020 drought relief programs to provide financial incentives and/or relief to local farmers who normally receive surface water through the Klamath Project from Upper Klamath Lake or the Klamath River.  This program…

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KWUA Announces Projected Klamath Project Irrigation Allocation; Drought Response Agency Expects to Open Programs April 15

Klamath Water User Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916)-769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com KWUA Announces Projected Klamath Project Irrigation Allocation;Drought Response Agency Expects to Open Programs April 15 In response to projected water supplies that may be less than half of typical Klamath Project demand, local water users have taken steps to incentivize management…

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