Klamath Irrigation District wishes you a peaceful Independence Day Celebration

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4th of July Independence Day Since 1776

In honor of the Continental Congress'

Declaration of Independence of these United States,

we will be closed on Monday. 

Our regular schedule will resume on Tuesday.

We hope you have a safe, happy, and enjoyable holiday!

Take a moment and read one of the Nation's most treasured documents...by clicking here
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Pop Quiz

I think there is a misconception that all of our problems are to be blamed on the drought...the drought illuminates the problems...this area is farming families, the longer these families are not able to make a living from the land we are going to ____________ (fill in the blank)

Answer provided in the video below

When is it too late?...when the store shelves are (partly, half, completely) empty... 

Check your answer in the video below

We have lost some crop...and if this happens multiple years in a row....

_____________ (fill in the blank)

See how others answered the question

The Better Idea is to support the Klamath (Irrigation) Project to facilitate growing crops for the Nation and support to our valuable wildlife refuges

See why it matters to us in the video below

Mismanagement has forced food production reductions from some of the most fertile soils in the world because of _____________________________ (fill in the blank)

I'm not sure the video below will answer this question

Taking care of Wildlife and People is our __________________(fill in the blank)

I would say "way of life"...what does Reclamation say in the video below?

Upcoming Events

Klamath Basin Improvement District 3rd Quarter Meeting

12 July at 10 a.m. in the K.I.D. Conference Room

Contact K.I.D. at 882-6661 to get the dial in number and access code.

Agriculture Law in the Northwest

Hood River, Oregon

14-15 July 2022

Available in Person, Live Webcast, or On Demand


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Read the KWUA July Newsletter

Klamath Water Users Association July Meeting

13 July 2022 at 2 p.m. in the KWUA Conference Room

Visit the KWUA website...

Klamath Irrigation District July Meeting

14 July 2022 at 1p.m.

K.I.D. HQ - 6640 K.I.D. Lane, Klamath Falls OR

Visit our website...

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Special Districts Association of Oregon Summer Conference and Awards Banquet

15 September 2022

Salem Convention Center

Learn More...

NWRA’s 2022 Western Water Seminar 

25-27 July 2022 in Fairmont, Montana

Registration Information

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Resources for Producers

Reclamation's 2022 Drought Plan

Reclamation's 2022 Operations Plan


Drought Letter for 2022



Will the Late Precipitation Help? The Answer Is Too Confusing to Believe

KWUA Delegation Meetings with D.C. Leadership and Governor Brown

KWUA Opposes Proposed Power Rate Increase

Representatives Voice Dam Removal Concerns

What Has KWUA Been Working On

D.C. Report 

Upcoming Meetings 

Hydro Update


Oregon Water Resources Department’s District 17 watermaster’s field office serving the Klamath Basin has moved to 3125 Crosby Avenue, Klamath Falls. The new facility provides more space to accommodate the growing water resources staff in the area.

The main office phone number remains 541-883-4182. This phone number is used for general water rights questions.

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Resources for our community on page 8 of Klamath Water Users Association July Newsletter

Klamath Off Channel Livestock Watering Grants

Water Well Abandonment, Repair, and Replacement

RCAC Household Water Well and Septic System

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Interesting News Tidbits

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As wells run dry, Klamath County residents depend on a state program that trucks in water

Rhonda Nyseth's well dried up on Sept. 15, 2021, nine months after she bought her house in Klamath Falls. "When it happened, I won't lie, I started crying immediately," Nyseth said. She was familiar with the situation. She's a social services emergency liaison for the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Resilience and Emergency Management.

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Cost of July Fourth cookout higher than last year, but farmers aren't cashing in

Hosting a party of 10 for a Fourth of July cookout could cost between 11% to 17% more in 2022 than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation and Wells Fargo.

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Up and away: Operating loans grow as production costs soar

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Farmers and ranchers are asking their lenders for bigger loans this year due to the surging cost of fuel, fertilizer, feed and labor. “Expenses are through the roof,” said Eric Bennett, relationships manager at Northwest Farm Credit Services. The bigger loans also carry higher interest rates. Read more

Grasshopper infestation taking it's toll on ranchers and farmers across Southern Oregon

For the past few years, an ever-growing problem has plagued farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Basin.

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Oregon Court of Appeals restricts short-term rentals of farm dwellings

The Oregon Court of Appeals has rejected rules enacted by Clackamas County that allowed farm and forest dwellings to be used for Airbnb and similar short-term rental services.

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Oregon State partnering with Yurok Tribe to envision Klamath River after dam removal

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers will embark in July on a 3½-year partnership with the Yurok Tribe to study what the connections between river quality, water use and the aquatic food web will look like after four Klamath River dams are dismantled.

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Irrigators, tribes object to extending Klamath Project interim operations plan

By GEORGE PLAVEN Capital Press

Farmers, ranchers and tribal members alike are urging the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation not to extend its interim operations plan for the Klamath Project, describing it as “unworkable and irrational.”

The plan is a product of complex water management scenario in the Klamath Basin. It provides a formula for how much water will be allocated each year to irrigators, while balancing water needs for endangered fish in the Klamath River and Upper Klamath Lake.

Brian Person, a senior adviser for the Bureau of Reclamation in Klamath Falls, said the current interim plan was formalized in March 2020 and was set to expire Sept. 30.

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CDFW News | Chinook Salmon Season to Open July 1 on Portions of Klamath, Trinity Rivers (ca.gov)

Sport fishing for Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin is set to begin July 1 and will continue through the fall according to salmon quota and fishery regulations that were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission

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New research will help identify toxic algae blooms in Northwest waters

“We know that these blooms are really very prevalent, and they’ve been becoming longer lasting and more intense, and more lakes have become affected,” says Oregon State University researcher Theo Dreher. “And so it’s very relevant in Washington, as it is in Oregon, and really all around the world.

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On Free Fishing Days – which land on Saturday, July 2 and Saturday, September 3, 2022 – the public can fish throughout the Golden State without a fishing license. For those new to fishing, this is an opportunity to explore a rewarding and exciting new hobby. For licensed anglers, this is an opportunity to introduce or reintroduce someone else to the benefits of becoming an angler. Free Fishing Days are also a time for people who used to fish to come back and reconnect to the activity.

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Interior Department Officials Visit Klamath Basin to Highlight Ongoing Investments Amidst Record Drought

Throughout the visit, Department leaders committed to continuing to work closely with Klamath Basin stakeholders on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-related efforts to identify projects that will contribute to the success of the shared heritage and cherished natural resources of this important ecosystem.

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