Archive for April 2022

WaterWorks- April Newsletter

FAILED FEDERAL WATER POLICY WILL SHUT DOWN KLAMATH BASIN FOOD PRODUCTION FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR Reprint of KWUA April 11, 2022 Press Release The federal government announced [on April 11]today that it will deprive highly fertile farms and ranches in the Klamath Basin of irrigation water necessary to produce food this year. The decision…

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Context for the Bureau of Reclamation’s 2022 Upper Klamath Lake Allocations

Charts showing the 2022 Water Allocations of Upper Klamath Lake

Everyone, from Tribal interests and environmental lawyers to KWUA and supporters of Western agriculture, has criticized the Bureau of Reclamation’s announcement of this year’s Upper Klamath Lake water allocation.   Among the most outspoken against the Bureau of Reclamation’s spring allocation has been the Klamath Tribes.  In a recent press release (see at the end)…

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KWUA Board President Ben DuVal’s Speech

Ben DuVal and Paul Simmons with Brian Person and Ernest Conant at the 2022 KWUA Annual Meeting

Good Evening, thank you all for coming to Klamath Water Users annual meeting.   I’m Ben DuVal, I farm down by Newell.  Yes, you can drive 45 miles from Klamath and still be in the Project. I’ve served as Klamath Water Users President for the last year, and what a year it has been.   I’m glad…

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Failed Water Policy To Shut Down Klamath Basin Food Production for 2nd Consecutive Year

Dry Canal on Klamath Irrigation Project

FAILED FEDERAL WATER POLICY WILL SHUT DOWN KLAMATH BASIN FOOD PRODUCTION FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  APRIL 11, 2022  Contact Information Paul Simmons  (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com The federal government announced today that it will deprive highly fertile farms and ranches in the Klamath Basin of irrigation water necessary to produce food this…

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