Posts by WaterUser

June 2020 Water Works

Water Users React to “Restored” Project Allocation Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) expressed appreciation for the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) June 9 announcement that irrigation water supplies from the Upper Klamath Lake / Klamath River system will not dramatically change from the already-limited allocation acre-feet announced in April. “This is definitely a relief,” said KWUA…

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Irrigation Allocation Still Disastrously Low

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020 Contact Information: Paul Simmons, Executive Director (916) 769-6685 psimmons@somachlaw.com Irrigation Allocation Still Disastrously Low Klamath Water Users Association’s (KWUA) board of directors is reminding Klamath Project irrigators that the irrigation water supply from Upper Klamath Lake is severely less than necessary to meet needs. The projected supply of 140,000…

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Klamath In Peril

Dust storm in the Klamath Basin

Ty Kliewer, Klamath Irrigation District Board President and local rancher, sent a well-written letter to Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt. We think this letter and the Ty’s essay do a great job of summing up the feelings of everyone who works in or is associated with Klamath Ag. Please take a few minutes to…

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Klamath Project Update – May 8, 2020

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KLAMATH PROJECT WATER UPDATE This is what we know at 9 pm on May 8 about the Klamath Project water supply from Upper Klamath Lake for irrigation in 2020. There is information circulating in the community that there will be a drastic reduction, from the amount announced in April, of the amount of irrigation water…

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WaterWorks March 2020

"The Little Things" photo of potato field in bloom by Corey Thompson

You can read the newsletter below or download a PDF version. Supreme Court Review Requested in Water Takings Case In a March 13 filing, producers in the Klamath Project have asked the United States Supreme Court to review decisions denying their claims that their water rights were illegally taken in 2001 under the Endangered Species…

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