Klamath Water Users Association

Lawsuits challenge Klamath Project water allocations

Klamath Project irrigators have filed lawsuits challenging new federal limits on water supplies. Tricia Hill of the Klamath Water Users Association believes a new biological opinion sets aside too much water for endangered fish.  “Quit using the Klamath Project as a button …

Klamath Project water outlook

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Despite above average mountain snowpack levels, Klamath Project farmers will still need to stretch their irrigation supplies this summer. The mountains above Upper Klamath Lake have 123% of average snowpack for March 25th. “The bad news is, we …

Crucial week for Klamath irrigators

Klamath Falls, Ore. – This is a critical week for water users on the Klamath Project. Klamath Basin farmers still aren’t sure just when the water will start flowing, or how much they’ll get. April 1st is usually a target date for …

Klamath Basin water status remains unclear

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A agreement which would have provided water sharing for off-Project irrigators in the Klamath Basin has expired. The Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement was signed in April of 2014. Klamath Tribal Chairman Don Gentry explains the purpose of …

Walden unveils bill to aid Klamath Project power costs

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The bill is called the ‘Klamath Infrastructure Improvement Act’. The legislation is sponsored by U.S. Representative Greg Walden.  “This is an important piece of legislation that is aimed at providing affordable power for farmers in the Klamath Basin.” …

Rivers running high in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Recent storms and snow melt have rivers running high in Klamath County. The Link River has been flowing stronger than usual this week. “We’re up against our flood control curve in Upper Klamath Lake,” explained U.S. Bureau of …