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Posts by Klamath Water User Association

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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WaterWorks

August 2020;  Issue  16 KLAMATH RIVER DAMS:  WILL THEY STAY OR WILL THEY GO? On July 16, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order that has implications for potential removal of four hydroelectric dams on the mainstem Klamath River.  The order approves the transfer of the  Dams’ FERC license to the Klamath…

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KLAMATH WATER USERS ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS BUREAU OF RECLAMATION’S WATER ANNOUNCEMENT

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com         Klamath Waters Users Association (KWUA) expressed strong support for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman’s announcement earlier today of Klamath Project management adjustments to finish the irrigation season while benefitting wildlife refuges. “This is the kind…

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Water Users Applaud New Federal Science Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2020Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director(916) 769-6685; psimmons@somachlaw.com Water Users Applaud New Federal Science Initiative Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) expressed strong support for today’s announcement of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) plan to bring better and more objective science and transparency to decisions on operations of the Klamath Project.…

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