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Posts by Klamath Water User Association

Supreme Court Declines Review in Water “Takings” Case

MEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Supreme Court Declines Review in Water “Takings” Case             The United States Supreme Court has denied a petition requesting that it review a lower court decision that ruled Klamath Project irrigators were not entitled to compensation for the re-allocation of water…

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KWUA Files Opposition to Proposed Power Rate Increases, Partners with Oregon Farm Bureau

On June 4, KWUA filed written testimony with the Oregon Public Utilities Commission (PUC) opposing a proposed 10 percent increase in the cost for power for irrigation and drainage pumping for KWUA members and their patrons.  PacifiCorp, the retail power service provider for the Upper Klamath Basin and some other areas of Oregon, requested PUC approval…

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Water Users React to Restored Project Allocation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Water Users React to Restored Project Allocation Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) expressed appreciation for the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) announcement today that irrigation water supplies from the Upper Klamath Lake / Klamath River system have not changed from the…

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WATER USERS OPPOSE YUROK TRIBE REQUEST FOR FLOW INCREASES

Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916)-769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Last night, Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) filed its opposition with a federal court to a motion filed the Yurok Tribe and Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association that was filed May 13.  The tribe’s motion requests that the court re-open a lawsuit that was put on…

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In the Worst of Times, We Celebrate the 115th Anniversary of the Klamath Project

The family farms and ranches in the Klamath Project face unimaginable hardship. This year  may be the worst ever for Klamath Project producers. They are saddled with a severe lack of irrigation water, cruel uncertainty, and COVID-19 impacts on themselves, the workforce and markets. They are chastised and regulated based on frightening misunderstandings of who…

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Current Klamath Project Supply as we Understand it

Memo from Paul SimmonsExecutive Director of Klamath Water Users Association Current Klamath Project Supply as we Understand itThere is great uncertainty and conflicting information regarding the availability of water from Upper Klamath Lake for irrigation.   It is critical that Klamath Project irrigators understand these two points: 1.      As of now, the previously-announced Project Supply…

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2020 Annual Operations Plan & Drought Plan

IntroductionThe Klamath Project (Project) delivers water for irrigation and related purposes to approximately 230,000 acres in southern Oregon and northern California. This 2020 Operations Plan (Plan) describes Project operations that are anticipated to occur during the 2020 spring-summer irrigation season (March 1 to November 30), based upon current and projected hydrologic conditions. The Plan is…

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WaterWorks

April 2020 Edition Severe Limitations on Irrigation Water;  Drought Response and Relief Activities Although there has yet to be an official announcement of a Klamath Project water allocation for this irrigation season, work is under way to deliver programs to mitigate the negative impacts of drought and insufficient water deliveries.  The area of the Klamath…

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