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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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

October Newsletter Fill the lake, For Everyone’s Sake Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) has urged, and continues to urge, that the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) fill Upper Klamath Lake this fall and winter. We know this message is understood. We wait to see whether it will be acted upon. The reason for water storage is…

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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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KWUA Water Works, June 2022, Issue 34

INTERIM OPERATIONS PLAN: CAN’T EXPIRE  SOON ENOUGH In a ten-page letter to Ernest Conant, Regional Director for the  Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Klamath Water Users  Association (KWUA) expressed its strong objection to the  potential extension of the Interim Operations Plan (IOP) that  was adopted for the Klamath Project in 2020. KWUA  Executive Director Paul Simmons…

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Klamath Project Drought Response Agency Applications Due June 15th

The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency is currently accepting applications for its 2022 No Irrigation Programs to provide financial assistance and/or relief to local farmers and ranchers who normally receive surface water through the Klamath Project. Applications are currently being accepted for both the East and West side of the Klamath Reclamation Project.   The application…

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2022 KPDRA No Irrigation Program Announcement

Dry Klamath Project Canal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2022 (541) 882-6331 www.klamathwaterbank.com 2022 KPDRA No Irrigation Program Announcement The Klamath Project Drought Response Agency (KPDRA) is currently accepting applications for its 2022 No Irrigation Programs to provide financial assistance and/or relief to local farmers and ranchers who normally receive surface water through the Klamath Project. The application deadline is…

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