Response to January 2023 Temporary Operating Procedures

Sent Via Electronic Mail OnlyErnest Conant, Regional DirectorU.S. Bureau of ReclamationCalifornia-Great Basin Region2800 Cottage WaySacramento, CA [email protected] Subject: Response to January 2023 Temporary Operating Procedures Dear Mr. Conant: The Klamath Project (Project) is presently being managed for failure. Of most immediate relevance, Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) is dismayed by the information delivered in connection…

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WaterWorks December 2022

WATERWORKS Fill-the-Lake Update On December 16, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) informally notified stakeholders that it was not taking action to modify planned releases from Upper Klamath Lake at this time, deferring any decision until January. This news comes as lake levels have actually begun to drop, due in part to PacifiCorp refilling the Keno…

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A Plan to Fill Upper Klamath Lake

November 22, 2022 Ernest Conant, Regional DirectorU.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California-Great Basin Region2800 Cottage WaySacramento, CA 95825-1898 Paul Souza, Regional DirectorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service2800 Cottage WaySacramento, CA 95825-1898 Scott Rumsey, Ph.D., Acting Regional AdministratorNational Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region1201 Northeast Lloyd Boulevard, Suite 1100Portland, OR 97232 Subject: A Plan to Fill Upper Klamath…

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KWUA Water Works October 2022 Final Newsletter

October Newsletter Fill the lake, For Everyone’s Sake Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) has urged, and continues to urge, that the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) fill Upper Klamath Lake this fall and winter. We know this message is understood. We wait to see whether it will be acted upon. The reason for water storage is…

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Inglorious End to 2022 Klamath Project Operations the Interim Operations Plan The Klamath Project is designed to deliver water to over 200,000 acres of irrigated land. In a typical year, irrigation begins by April and continues through late October. A single year’s agricultural production from that land averages 840 million pounds of potatoes, enough cereal…

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Image Showing The Dry Klamath Basin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAUGUST 18, 2022 Contact InformationPaul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director and Counsel(916) [email protected] FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CALLS OFF FOOD PRODUCTION,SHUNS WILDLIFE, IN THE KLAMATH BASIN Today, the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) said that irrigation districts thatprovide water to family farms and national wildlife refuges should immediately cease alldiversion of water from Upper Klamath…

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KWUA August Newsletter

Image Of A Beautiful River With Two People Riding Boat

KWUA and the Klamath Tribes jointly oppose the extension of the Interim Operations Plan On July 22, the Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) and the Klamath Tribes issued a joint letter, signed by Chairman Clayton Dumont, Jr., Klamath Tribes, and Ben DuVal, President KWUA, expressing their shared objection to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation)…

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