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KLAMATH WATER USERS ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGAL CHALLENGE TO KLAMATH PROJECT OPERATIONS

Upper Klamath Lake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 22, 2021 Contact Information:Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director and Counsel(916) 769-6685psimmons@somachlaw.com KLAMATH WATER USERS ASSOCIATION BRINGS LEGAL CHALLENGE TO KLAMATH PROJECT OPERATIONS On April 19, Klamath Water Users Association filed court papers to re-open a lawsuit and seek a ruling that the Bureau of Reclamation’s current approach to regulating water deliveries for…

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KWUA Press Release on 2021 Klamath Project Operations Plan

Dry ditch in Poe Valley, Klamath County, OR.

Phone (541) 883-6100 ~ Fax (541) 883-8893 ~ 735 Commercial Street, Suite 3000 Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 14, 2021  Klamath Water Users Association Statement on 2021 Klamath Project Operations Plan  Klamath Water Users Association is sad and severely disappointed with today’s  announcement of water availability for the Klamath Project. “Family farms,…

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KWUA 2021 Operations Meeting

If you were not able to attend today’s 2021 Operations Meeting, below you will find video to the meeting as well as the materials that were handed out to folks who were able to attend. Having problems watching the video on this page? Try watching it on the Klamath Falls News’ Facebook video of the…

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KLAMATH WATER USERS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT REGARDING WITHDRAWAL OF UPDATED KLAMATH PROJECT LEGAL GUIDANCE

Tractor working over a field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 8, 2021  Contact Information:  Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director and Counsel  (916) 769-6685  psimmons@somachlaw.com  KLAMATH WATER USERS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT REGARDING  WITHDRAWAL OF UPDATED KLAMATH PROJECT LEGAL  GUIDANCE  Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued a memorandum withdrawing updated  legal guidance for the operation of the Klamath Project that was completed…

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Klamath Project Water Availability from Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River

Dry ditch in Poe Valley, Klamath County, OR.

KO-300 MAR 12 20212.2.4.22 (WTR-4.00)VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL AND USPS Paul Simmons, Executive DirectorKlamath Water Users Association2312 South Sixth Street, Suite AKlamath Falls, OR 9760 Subject: Klamath Project Water Availability from Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River Dear Mr. Simmons: This letter is to notify you that water is currently unavailable from Upper Klamath Lake…

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New Court Ruling Could Prevent Curtailments of Irrigation in Upper Klamath Lake Tributaries

sprinkler in a field, Klamath Basin, Oregon

Download a PDF copy of this Advisory Release ADVISORY RELEASE February 25, 2020 New Court Ruling Could Prevent Curtailments of Irrigation in Upper Klamath Lake Tributaries On February 24, the Klamath County Circuit Court issued significant rulings in the Klamath Basin water rights adjudication. The ruling will affect quantification and enforcement of instream water rights…

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Stepping out of the comfort zone on Klamath River management

Two salmon in a river

Mark Johnson, Klamath Water Users Association Klamath Project irrigators have long been stewards of the land and care deeply about the fisheries and migratory bird populations that call the Klamath Basin home. Over the last 20 years, the management regime of “send more water” down river has become gospel. Unfortunately, no one has demonstrated that…

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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION UPDATES GUIDANCE FOR KLAMATH PROJECT OPERATIONS UNDER ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND WATER LAW

Klamath Project canal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2021 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, KWUA Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com BUREAU OF RECLAMATION UPDATES GUIDANCE FOR KLAMATH PROJECT OPERATIONS UNDER ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND WATER LAW The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has released a detailed analysis that will change its approach to compliance with the Endangered Species…

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October 2020 WaterWorks

potato harvester at sunrise

In this issue: C. shasta Perspective Fall Harvest “Tour” Districts Work Wonders KWUA DC Report KWUA 2021 Sponsorship What KWUA has been working on Upcoming District Meetings Current Board Members Or you can read the October 2020 KWUA Newsletter in PDF format. A Need for Perspective on C. shasta and the Klamath Project By Mark…

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