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June 2020 Water Works

Water Users React to “Restored” Project Allocation Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) expressed appreciation for the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) June 9 announcement that irrigation water supplies from the Upper Klamath Lake / Klamath River system will not dramatically change from the already-limited allocation acre-feet announced in April. “This is definitely a relief,” said KWUA…

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Supreme Court Declines Review in Water “Takings” Case

MEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Supreme Court Declines Review in Water “Takings” Case             The United States Supreme Court has denied a petition requesting that it review a lower court decision that ruled Klamath Project irrigators were not entitled to compensation for the re-allocation of water…

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KWUA Files Opposition to Proposed Power Rate Increases, Partners with Oregon Farm Bureau

On June 4, KWUA filed written testimony with the Oregon Public Utilities Commission (PUC) opposing a proposed 10 percent increase in the cost for power for irrigation and drainage pumping for KWUA members and their patrons.  PacifiCorp, the retail power service provider for the Upper Klamath Basin and some other areas of Oregon, requested PUC approval…

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Irrigation Allocation Still Disastrously Low

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Irrigation Allocation Still Disastrously Low Klamath Water Users Association’s (KWUA) board of directors is reminding Klamath Project irrigators that the irrigation water supply from Upper Klamath Lake is severely less than necessary to meet needs. The projected supply of 140,000…

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Water Users React to Restored Project Allocation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Water Users React to Restored Project Allocation Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) expressed appreciation for the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) announcement today that irrigation water supplies from the Upper Klamath Lake / Klamath River system have not changed from the…

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