2023 KPDRA No Irrigation Program Announcement

The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency (KPDRA) is currently accepting applications for its 2023 No Irrigation Programs to provide financial incentives to local farmers and ranchers who normally water through the Klamath Project to align water supply and demand. The application deadline is June 16, 2023 at 5 pm.

There are two programs:

(1) Qualified irrigators who do not apply irrigation water from any source to eligible Klamath Project lands from November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023 may be eligible for Full Season Program Payments.

(2) Qualified irrigators who irrigated between November 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023, but do not apply irrigation water from any source to eligible Project Lands from March 1, 2023 and October 31, 2023, 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 the 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 2023 No Irrigation Program and the application process can be found at the KPDRA website, www.klamathwaterbank.com.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to [email protected] or 541-630-0752.

The DRA will hold two workshops to assist applicants with their applications. 

  • May 23, 2023, from 8 am- 2 pm at the Merrill Civic Center 365 W. Front St
  • May 24, 2023, from 8 am – 3 pm at the Klamath Water Users Association’s office located at 2312 South 6th Street, Suite A, Klamath Falls

There are three ways you can submit your KPDRA No Irrigation Program applications:

  • By Mail: KPDRA, PO Box 1944, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (must be received or postmarked by June 16, 2023)
  • By Email: [email protected] (Note: If you do not receive a verification email within 48 hours, or if you have any questions please call (541) 630-0752.)
  • In Person: Parks & Ratliff, 620 Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon
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