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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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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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