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WaterWorks

December 2019, Issue 10 Stranger Than Fiction: Consultant Discovers Error After Taking New Job, and Litigation Results Last month, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) announced that it would re-initiate the process of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation for the Klamath Project.  The most recent ESA consultation produced an operations plan in April of this…

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FEDERAL AGENCIES WILL RECONSIDER KLAMATH PROJECT ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OPERATIONS

Klamath Water User Association

For immediate release: November 15, 2019   Contact: Paul Simmons, Executive Director and Counsel                Klamath Water Users Association                psimmons@somachlaw.com                (541) 883-6100 The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and federal wildlife agencies have re-initiated the process of Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation for the Klamath Project. The most recent process produced an operations…

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Public Comment Invited on Klamath Irrigation Power Cost Reports

For Release: November 8, 2019 Public Comment Invited on Klamath Irrigation Power Cost Reports KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation and Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) today announced that two Klamath Project and Upper Klamath Basin power reports are available for public comment. The draft reports, called The Klamath Basin Affordable Power Studies…

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Court Denies Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Just Compensation Claims in Water Takings Case

Court Denies Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Just Compensation Claims in Water Takings Case Western Water Law Challenged in the process Klamath Falls, OR–The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor the United States in the long-running lawsuit titled Baley v. United States, commonly known as the Klamath Project water “Takings…

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WaterWorks

November 2019  Issue 09 Download a pdf version this month’s issue of WaterWorks or read on. A Load of Litigation; and Potential Game-Changers By Paul Simmons Thirty-one years ago, the shortnose sucker and Lost River sucker were designated as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Soon following that, Klamath Project farmers and ranchers saw…

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KWUA re-iterates its request for pragmatic approaches to reduce fish disease that can affect Klamath River salmon

KWUA has written to federal and state scientists to re-iterate its request for pragmatic approaches to reduce fish disease that can affect Klamath River salmon.  In a letter last week, KWUA Deputy Director Mark Johnson explained that uncertainties about the benefits of gutting spawned-out fish in connection with carcass survey should not stand in the…

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WaterWorks

Going Beyond Efficiency: Klamath Project Districts and Irrigators’ Enhanced Water Management By Brad Kirby, Gene Souza, & Scott White As managers of irrigation districts that divert and deliver Klamath River system water to over 170,00 acres of farms and ranches, we take our responsibility to our patrons very seriously. We know that these water users’ livelihoods…

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KWUA proudly joins the Klamath County Museum in inviting you to a “Night at the Cemetery” at the Old Merrill Cemetery.

SIGN UP FOR OCTOBER 4-5 OLD MERRILL CEMETERY LIVING HISTORY EVENT FEATURING PIONEERS OF BASIN AGRICULTURE. Klamath Water Users Association proudly joins the Klamath County Museum in inviting you to a “Night at the Cemetery” at the Old Merrill Cemetery.  Due to the popularity of this event, a second night has been added. Get your…

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