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Posts by Klamath Water User Association

FEDERAL COURT CLOSES DOORS TO IRRIGATORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 Contact Information: Rich Deitchman (916) 835-7424 rdeitchman@somachlaw.com FEDERAL COURT CLOSES DOORS TO IRRIGATORS Today, the United States Court of Appeals issued a decision that denies Klamath Project irrigators the right to challenge federal agency decisions in court. The ruling, in a case titled Klamath Irrigation District, et al. v.…

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WATERWORKS- SEPTEMBER ISSUE

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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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CALLS OFF FOOD PRODUCTION, SHUNS WILDLIFE, IN THE KLAMATH BASIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAUGUST 18, 2022 Contact InformationPaul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director and Counsel(916) 769-6685psimmons@somachlaw.com 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

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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WaterWorks- April Newsletter

FAILED FEDERAL WATER POLICY WILL SHUT DOWN KLAMATH BASIN FOOD PRODUCTION FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR Reprint of KWUA April 11, 2022 Press Release The federal government announced [on April 11]today that it will deprive highly fertile farms and ranches in the Klamath Basin of irrigation water necessary to produce food this year. The decision…

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LOCAL LEADERS APPLAUD STATE FUNDING RELIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2021 Contact Information: Kelley Minty Morris, Klamath County Commissioner (541) 891-0104 kmorris@kcounty.org Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director and Counsel (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Mary Anne Cooper, Vice President of Government Affairs, OFBF (503) 399-1701 x 306 maryanncooper@oregonfb.org LOCAL LEADERS APPLAUD STATE FUNDING RELIEF Today, the Oregon legislature approved $20 million in funding…

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Klamath Project Drought Response Agency Approves Payment on Assistance Programs

Contact Information:KPDRA(541) 630-0752info@klamathwaterbank.com Klamath Project Drought Response Agency Approves Payment on Assistance Programs The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency provided two Drought Relief Programs for Klamath Project Irrigators. The two programs are the 2021 No-Irrigation Program funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation and the 2021 CARES Act Assistance Program funded by the US Department…

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KWUA Fall Harvest Tour

Potato truck in field

Thank you to our generous 2021 Fall Harvest Sponsors! Nygrens’ Ag Repair Alsco, INC. Gold Dust, Inc MBK Engineering Rabo AgriFinance Liskey Farms Robert A Byrne Co. Monte Johnson Insurance Basin Fertilizer Horsley Farms American AGCredit Sommach Simmons and Dunn

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