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

Posts by Klamath Water User Association

WaterWorks

April 2021 KWUA Newsletter Devasting Lack of Irrigation Water From an April 14 press release: Klamath Water Users Association is sad and severely disappointed with today’s announcement of water availability for the Klamath Project.  “Family farms, rural communities, and wildlife are going to suffer beyond imagination,” said KWUA President Ben DuVal. Under the 2021 Reclamation…

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KWUA will be hosting a public meeting to inform the community about the Klamath Project 2021 Water supply and Operations.

KWUA Public Operations Meeting Agenda Date: April 14, 2021 Time: 10:00-11:30 am Location: Klamath County Fairgrounds- Linman Hall- 3531 S. 6th ST. Mandatory sign-in sheet at door to meet COVID requirements. The event will observe COVID social mandates. Once capacity is met, the meeting doors will close.  KWUA has teamed with Klamath Falls News to…

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WaterWorks

March 2021 Issue 21 Impossibly Insufficient Water Supply  Projected The family farms and ranches in the Klamath Project face a terrible summer, worse than last year and possibly the worst in the 115-year history of the Project.  Chronic drought conditions are bad; Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulation makes things much worse.  We have opinions about…

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WaterWorks- February 2021

Navigating a mess (again): Klamath Project 2021 operations and water supply Under the best of circumstances, it can be difficult to keep track of what the Klamath Project water supply will be and why. Now is an unusually complicated time. The bottom line for Klamath Project irrigators and wildlife refuges is that 2021 looks very…

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WaterWorks- January 2021

POWER COSTS DECREASED FOR KLAMATH BASIN IRRIGATORS IN OREGON On January 1, power costs for irrigators in the Klamath and Lost River Basins in Oregon dropped by 3.0 percent. The reduction is welcome, especially given that Pacific Power had requested last February that the OPUC approve a ten percent increase in base rates for irrigation.…

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Emergency Use Permit Application Processing

ORS 536.700-780 and OAR 690-019-0040(1) authorize the Director, after the Governor declares that a severe, continuing drought exists, to issue emergency-use permits to replace water not available under an existing right because of the drought.  Each application must be for use in a designated drought area. Click here for Permit application and Processing. Below is…

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POWER COSTS WILL DECREASE FOR KLAMATH BASIN IRRIGATORS IN OREGON ON JANUARY 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com POWER COSTS WILL DECREASE FOR KLAMATH BASIN IRRIGATORS IN OREGON ON JANUARY 1                     On January 1, power costs for irrigators in the Klamath and Lost River Basins in Oregon will drop by 3.5 percent, according to Klamath…

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November WaterWorks Newsletter

In this issue: Department of the Interior Issues Updated Legal Guidance Evaluating Renewable Energy Opportunities Is Third Time the Charm for Klamath Dam Removal? Washington DC Report Announcing KWUA’s Sponsorship Drive What has KWUA been working on . . . KWUA Executive Director Report KWUA Deputy Director Report In The Know DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR…

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September 2020 WaterWorks

WATER YEAR 2020: GOOD RIDDANCE September 30, 2020, will mark the end of water year 2020.  We hope that abundant – make that excessive – precipitation and snowpack will be the lead story of WY 2021. Unfortunately, the past year will live infamously in the minds of the Klamath Project irrigation community. Too little water, too…

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