OVER 60 YEARS OF REPRESENTING FARMERS AND
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Posts by Klamath Water User Association

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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LOCAL LEADERS APPLAUD STATE FUNDING RELIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2021 Contact Information: Kelley Minty Morris, Klamath County Commissioner (541) 891-0104 kmorris@kcounty.org Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director and Counsel (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Mary Anne Cooper, Vice President of Government Affairs, OFBF (503) 399-1701 x 306 maryanncooper@oregonfb.org LOCAL LEADERS APPLAUD STATE FUNDING RELIEF Today, the Oregon legislature approved $20 million in funding…

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Klamath Project Drought Response Agency Approves Payment on Assistance Programs

Contact Information:KPDRA(541) 630-0752info@klamathwaterbank.com Klamath Project Drought Response Agency Approves Payment on Assistance Programs The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency provided two Drought Relief Programs for Klamath Project Irrigators. The two programs are the 2021 No-Irrigation Program funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation and the 2021 CARES Act Assistance Program funded by the US Department…

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KWUA Fall Harvest Tour

Potato truck in field

Thank you to our generous 2021 Fall Harvest Sponsors! Nygrens’ Ag Repair Alsco, INC. Gold Dust, Inc MBK Engineering Rabo AgriFinance Liskey Farms Robert A Byrne Co. Monte Johnson Insurance Basin Fertilizer Horsley Farms American AGCredit Sommach Simmons and Dunn

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KWUA WATERWORKS, August 2021

The New Shiny Object in the Klamath Basin: “Downsize” the Klamath Project,  Send Me and My Community Packing – That Will Fix It By: Tricia Hill Patience is a virtue.  For farmers, it is an occupational requirement.  As the days grow shorter, we spend our fall making decisions to protect plants we have not even…

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WaterWorks

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get worse in the Klamath Project this year, many individual homeowners’ wells are going dry.  Had there been Project deliveries for irrigators, the problem would not exist.  At least 120 private wells have been affected, and the number is growing. Domestic wells are typically shallow.  In a normal year,…

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WaterWorks

May 2021 Issue 24 “WORST DAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE KLAMATH PROJECT” From a May 12 KWUA Press Release Klamath Water Users Association today expressed grave disappointment with the announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation that no water is to be diverted at A Canal for irrigation in 2021. “The first water delivery from…

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Funding Available for Klamath Basin Drought Assistance- USDA News Release

Cracked ground on Lower Klamath Lake

National Resource Conservation Service is offering $1.8 million in drought assistance funds for the Klamath Basin for farmers. PORTLAND – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon and California have announced $1.8 million in Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding to support the Klamath Basin and address critical needs during…

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