US Bureau of Reclamation

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 …

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 …

Copco, Iron Gate Reservoirs lowered

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Drought conditions will leave boaters high and dry at two reservoirs in northern California this Memorial Day weekend. Water is being drawn down at the Copco and Iron Gate Reservoirs. “It’s already begun at Copco, the boat ramps …

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 …

Sucker fish release

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Endangered sucker fish in the Klamath Basin are getting some extra help this spring. The fish were released into the Shoalwater Bay area by Alan Mikkelsen, an advisor to the Secretary of the Interior. U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

Klamath Basin bracing for drought

Klamath Falls, Ore.  – Farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Basin are bracing for what could be a very dry summer. While it was a rainy day in Klamath Falls, mountain snow pack levels are less than half the average for this …