2022 KPDRA No Irrigation Program Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2022

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2022 KPDRA No Irrigation Program Announcement

The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency (KPDRA) is currently accepting applications for its 2022 No Irrigation Programs to provide financial assistance and/or relief to local farmers and ranchers who normally receive surface water through the Klamath Project. The application deadline is June 15, 2022.

There are two programs:

First, qualified irrigators who do not apply irrigation water from any source to eligible Klamath Project lands from November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022 may be eligible for Full Season Program Payments.

Second, qualified irrigators who irrigated between November 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022, but do not apply irrigation water from any source to eligible Project Lands from March 1, 2022 and October 31, 2022, may be eligible for Partial Season Program Payments.

Eligibility criteria are set forth in detail in the Programs Policy. Please review the policy carefully as criteria have changed from prior years.

For unirrigated lands, the KPDRA will make a determination regarding the amount of compensation per acre based, in part, upon the funding available to it from the Bureau of Reclamation and the number of eligible acres participating in the program(s).

The Programs Policy and additional information regarding the 2022 No Irrigation Program and the application process can be found at the KPDRA website, www.klamathwaterbank.com.

Applications are currently being accepted and the application deadline is June 15, 2022.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to info@klamathwaterbank.com or 541-630-0752.

An Application Workshop will be held at the Klamath Water Users Association Office (2312 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls) on May 19th from 8AM – 3PM.