US Bureau of Reclamation

Klamath Basin ag rally and convoy scheduled

Klamath Falls, Ore. – An agricultural convoy is being scheduled for next week to rally support for Klamath Basin farmers. Bob Gasser is helping to organize the ‘Shut Down and Fed Up’ rally for Friday, May 29th. “The farming community is shut …

Water crisis looming on Klamath Project

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Water could soon be shut off to farmers in the Klamath Basin, triggering major financial losses. Klamath Project farmers began hiring, and ordering supplies based on Bureau of Reclamation forecasts of 140,000 acre feet of water. Gene Souza …

Protest at Link River Dam

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A protest is now underway at the Link River Dam in Klamath Falls. The protest comes in the wake of a ruling by a Marion County judge that water from Upper Klamath Lake should be controlled by the …

Water battle brewing in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A legal challenge between federal and state rights is brewing over water in Klamath Falls. The legal statement was posted on the gates to the Link River Dam late Thursday afternoon. “Basically, the Oregon Department of Water Resources …

Water to flow to Klamath Project irrigators

Klamath Falls, Ore. – While the country is in the grips of a pandemic, Klamath Project farmers face the additional challenge of drought conditions. April first traditionally marks the start of irrigation season on the Klamath Project. Jeffrey Nettleton of the U.S. …

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 …

Water now flowing to Klamath Project

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Irrigation water is now flowing to farms and ranches on the Klamath Project. Water began flowing down the ‘A’ canal Tuesday afternoon. “It feels great.”  Noted Gene Souza of the Klamath Irrigation District.  “It’s a great opportunity to …