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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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KLAMATH IRRIGATION DISTRICT SCORES WATER RIGHTS WIN

Klamath Water User Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 1, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director(916) 769-6685; psimmons@somachlaw.comNathan Rietmann, Klamath Irrigation District Counsel(541) 551-2740; nathan@rietmannlaw.com KLAMATH IRRIGATION DISTRICT SCORES WATER RIGHTS WINA Marion County Circuit Court Judge has ruled in favor of Klamath Irrigation District (KID) in a lawsuit concerning water stored in Upper Klamath Lake for irrigation. At…

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WaterWorks- July Edition

Reflections on Last Week’s Visit by Secretary Bernhardt and Commissioner Burman By Tricia Hill, President, Klamath Water Users Association When we learned that Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman would both be in town on July 9, my first thought was that there was not much advance…

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BASIN AG WELCOMES SECRETARY BERNHARDT

United States Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, accompanied by Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman, spent yesterday in the Klamath Basin.  U.S. Representatives Greg Walden and Doug La Malfa hosted the two Administration officials in a series of meetings in and around Klamath Falls.  “It was a great day for the basin,” said Klamath…

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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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