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Posts by Klamath Water User Association

WaterWorks

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get worse in the Klamath Project this year, many individual homeowners’ wells are going dry.  Had there been Project deliveries for irrigators, the problem would not exist.  At least 120 private wells have been affected, and the number is growing. Domestic wells are typically shallow.  In a normal year,…

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WaterWorks

May 2021 Issue 24 “WORST DAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE KLAMATH PROJECT” From a May 12 KWUA Press Release Klamath Water Users Association today expressed grave disappointment with the announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation that no water is to be diverted at A Canal for irrigation in 2021. “The first water delivery from…

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Funding Available for Klamath Basin Drought Assistance- USDA News Release

Cracked ground on Lower Klamath Lake

National Resource Conservation Service is offering $1.8 million in drought assistance funds for the Klamath Basin for farmers. PORTLAND – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon and California have announced $1.8 million in Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding to support the Klamath Basin and address critical needs during…

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May 19 Virtual Forum on the Catastrophic Drought Situation Across the American West

May 17, 2021 The Honorable Bruce Westerman Ranking Member Committee on Natural Resources Republican Office U.S. House of Representatives 1329 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Re:      May 19 Virtual Forum on the Catastrophic Drought Situation Across the American West Dear Ranking Member Westerman and Natural Resources Committee Republicans: Thank you for conducting…

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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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