OVER 60 YEARS OF REPRESENTING FARMERS AND
RANCHERS OF THE KLAMATH PROJECT

Representing Farmers and Ranchers

The Klamath Water Users Association

The Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) is a non-profit private corporation that has represented farmers and ranchers working on Klamath Reclamation Project in its current form since 1953. However, the roots of the organization date back to the beginning of the Klamath Reclamation Project in 1905.

KWUA members include rural and suburban irrigation districts, other public agencies and private individuals, who operate on both sides of the California-Oregon border. These entities and individuals typically hold water delivery contracts with the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The Klamath Project is home to over 1,200 family farms and ranches and encompasses over 170,000 acres of some of the best farmland in the West.

Committed to a Cause

What started out as a desire to protect the irrigated lands of the Klamath Project has turned into a mission for preserving and enhancing the viability of the project for current and future generations of farmers. We take great pride in serving our membership.

Klamath Water User Association
Klamath Water User Association

Providing Advocacy

  • Representation of power
  • Water quality
  • Project operational issues
  • Internal relations
  • Public relations
  • Government relations/advocacy
  • Settlement agreements
  • Adjudication

Our Board of Directors

KWUA is governed by an 11-member board of directors who are representatives from Klamath Project districts. The association employs an executive director and staff to execute the policy decisions made by the board.​ KWUA holds monthly board meetings. If you are interested in attending a board meeting please contact the office or a board member for more information.

Klamath Water Users Association Staff

Paul Simmons

Email: psimmons@somachlaw.com
Executive Director

Mark Johnson

Email: mark@kwua.org
Deputy Director

Chelsea Shearer

Email: chelsea@kwua.org
Executive Assistant

Board of Director Officers - 2019

President: Tricia Hill

Vice President: Ben DuVal

Treasurer: Luke Robison

Secretary: Jerry Enman

Contact Us

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