Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving & Holiday Season

We wanted to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are for the numerous blessings in our lives. We wish you and your family nothing but the best this Thanksgiving and throughout this holiday season.

Feel free to contact us anytime you have any questions or concerns.


Gene Souza

Klamath Irrigation District

Executive Director



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Fred Simon helps unload hay on to trucks that distributed hay to evacuation centers and evacuees in Linn and Benton counties following a wildfire in September 2020.

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Photo by Kimberly Harris Mid-Valley Media.

Zone 5 Election Results

Klamath Irrigation District held an election to fill our Division 5 representative position. This is a 3-year term.

Division 5: Following the District boundaries. Generally East of Wilson Road (Wilson Road is located between the communities of Merrill and Malin).


Fred Simon               - 60 Votes (Winner)

Weston Walker         - 44 Votes

K.I.D. will swear Mr. Simon into the position during our January Annual Meeting.


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Oregon Water Resouces Congress Annual Meeting

28-30 November

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

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Klamath Water Users Association December Meeting of the Board of Directors

12 December 2022 at 2p.m. in the KWUA Conference Room.

Visit the KWUA Website.

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Department of the Interior Klamath Basin Workshop

December 14 and 15. DOI with its federal and state agency partners gather to discuss science and opportunities for funding.

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Klamath Soil and Water Conservation District December Board of Directors Meeting

14 December 2022

Klamath Soil and Water Conservation District board of Directors meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the USDA conference room at 1945 Main Street

Visit the KS&WCD website

K.I.D. December Meeting of the Board of Directors

15 December 2022 at 10a.m. in the K.I.D. HQ.

Visit our Website for more information

EVENTS | Family Farm Alliance Annual Conference

The Annual Meeting and Conference is an opportunity for farmers and water professionals from throughout the west to focus on topics of critical concern. Each year, a wide variety of speakers address the issues that make a difference to irrigators.

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Endangered Species Act Law Conference

26-27 January 2023

30th Annual Endangered Species Act conference is a two-day seminar in which ESA practitioners, agency officials, and scientists provide the latest and most important information you’ll need for ESA compliance.

This conference will help attorneys, businesses, conservation organizations, and government staff to understand the complexities of the law.

The program will provide updates on federal litigation, legislative and regulatory changes, updates to the Section 7 consultation process and Section 4 listings, as well as ethical and litigation considerations. It will also offer practical insights and an opportunity to network with experts and colleagues.

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FERC Approves license surrender and decommissioning of the Lower Klamath Project Dams

YREKA, Calif. - Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously approved the surrender of the Lower Klamath Project License and the decommissioning of the four hydroelectric dams in the Lower Klamath Project. The License Surrender Order is the final decision by FERC on the Klamath River Renewal project.

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2022 Klamath Fish Passage Summit: Plenary Session

Klamath Dam Removals Latest and [not so] Greatest: Status, Milestones, and Schedule, Mark Bransom, Klamath River Renewal Corporation

Siskiyou County Water Users Letter to Congressman McCarthy on pending dam removal

"This is the largest dam removal project in the history of the world and the science doesn't support this process."

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Klamath Water Users Association Responds to the FERC announcement

We are disillusioned and disappointed that so many parties have turned their backs on the Klamath Basin agricultural community, and failed to honor reciprocal commitments made to producers in 2016. Above all, this means that parties to the AKHSA failed to keep commitments to negotiate in good faith to put in place a new water agreement. 


'Momentous:' Feds advance largest dam demo in U.S. history

PORTLAND - U.S. regulators approved a plan Thursday to demolish four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the world when it goes forward.

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Recognizing the feedback from our last Thanksgiving newsletter, we will refrain from very important, but negative news in this update.

Potato shipments mixed amid holiday boost in demand

Potato shipments were mixed as holiday season buying boosted demand for a crop that was smaller in some growing areas due to prolonged high heat. Prices increased. Shipments of potatoes from Idaho, the country's leading producer, were down by 9.7% year-to-date to nearly 6.74 million hundredweight, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service said in its Nov.

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Dairy farmers seek FDA approval of feed additives

National Milk Producers Federation is calling on FDA to modernize its regulations allowing for faster approval of animal feed additives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cattle. "Innovative and voluntary solutions are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including methane.

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Press Release: Farm Groups Highlight the Importance of Alfalfa in the Face of Ongoing Western Drought

With drought conditions continuing to blanket the Western U.S., and farmers struggling to find adequate water supplies, competing interests are pressuring the federal government to cut the water supply farmers are using to grow our food, including alfalfa, which is a foundational food chain crop.

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A mission of healing: Central Oregon Veterans Ranch restores land, people

BEND, Ore. - The night of his 32nd birthday, Robert Shaw went to his truck and pointed a pistol at his head, certain he wanted to die. A husband and father of two young children, Shaw had been drinking - as he often did - to blot out the the pain of trauma and abuse he suffered while in the U.S.

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