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Here in the Pacific Flyway, Klamath Basin is "...the most important waterfowl area in North America..." Waterfowl eat "...70 million pounds of food here...," and more than half comes from the farms.  
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"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Christian Pastor executed by Nazi Germany 1945

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 A plan to fill Upper Klamath Lake 11/22/22, Klamath Water Users Association 11/22/22

May be an image of 1 personLetter from Rex Cozzalio, 4th generation rancher on the Klamath River at Hornbrook, to FERC/Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Glick regarding the massive destruction and costs to the communities, ecosystems, salmon, and people if Klamath dams are destroyed. Days later FERC approved destroying Klamath River dams, despite science and vast opposition. "ALL future water MUST come from ‘unnaturally’ stored Upper Klamath Lake water OWNED BY and TAKEN FROM Upper Basin residents during the most CRITICAL times for crop production, causing massive ADDITIONAL HARM to the Upper Basin." posted to KBC 11/20/22

*Letter by Klamath Irrigation District Manager Gene Souza regarding FERC's decision to allow destruction of Klamath River hydroelectric dams 11/17/22

*11/17/22 - Today FERC/Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted to destroy Klamath River hydroelectric dams. < Here are hundreds of letters, petitions, documents, of farmers and ranchers, their communities and representatives expressing their horror at the concept of destroying our dams which will effect our irrigation water supple, habitat and lives of hundreds of species, many endangered, in and near the dam reservoirs, fire fighting water, and the economy of the entire Siskiyou County.

State of emergency: More than 100 wells now dry in Klamath County, H&N, posted to KBC 11/12/22. KBC NOTE: Wells have gone dry in the Modoc and Siskiyou Counties in the Klamath Project too. The Bureau of Reclamation withheld from farms our stored irrigation water in Klamath Lake far above the Endangered Species Act mandates for 2 species of suckers. That water supplies irrigation water to thousands of acres of Klamath Project farms, that then goes to our National Wildlife Refuges which the Bureau also dewatered, decimating habitat for 433 species of wildlife. More than 1000 miles of drain ditches and canals exist in the Klamath Reclamation Project supplying habitat and water for the most important stop on the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds. Dewatered. When our surface water is diverted to the ocean, our wells go dry, and farmers are penalized for depleting the aquifer. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, our refuges provided habitat for more than 10,000 years. Until now.

GP A Canal Head.jpgReclamation extends interim operations plan for Klamath Project, Capital Press, posted to KBC 11/12/22. "Both the Klamath Water Users Association and Klamath Tribes urged Reclamation to discard the plan after it was set to expire Sept. 30...Simmons, with the KWUA, previously said the changes authorized under the interim operations plan were “far above any level ever claimed to be necessary” for suckers, while cutting off access to another 45,000 acre-feet of water for irrigation."

 

 

Diesel trucksOregon expands targets under Clean Fuels Program, Capital Press, posted to KBC 11/12/22. "The governor-appointed Environmental Quality Commission voted unanimously in September to expand the Clean Fuels Program...When the program was first implemented in 2016, it called for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels 10% below 2015 levels by 2025. The new targets are 20% below 2015 levels by 2030, and 37% by 2035. To accomplish this, fuel distributors may choose to import more lower-carbon biofuels such as ethanol or renewable diesel — made from vegetable oil — to replace gasoline or diesel."

Washington truckers watch as California moves to ban diesel trucks, Capital Press, posted to KBC 11/12/22. "The California board on Aug. 25 unanimously voted to ban new gas- and diesel-powered vehicles that weigh less than 8,500 pounds beginning with 2035 models. Less than a week later, the board’s staff released a report justifying banning all trucks and vans over 8,500 pounds..."

Klamath ranch seeks $1.5 million from Oregon water regulators, "The state Water Resources Department affirmed the 1864 priority date and the ranch’s right to divert 9.4 cubic feet of water per second between March and November, enough to irrigate the property at a depth of three feet per acre a year...The ranch has since been “regulated off” every year, generally shutting down irrigation “earlier and earlier” each season...the ranch’s carrying capacity was previously 200 head of cattle, it’s now only able to sustain 50 head due to the lack of irrigation..."

Oregon wolfOregon ranchers grapple with increasing number of wolf attacks, "The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed 50 wolf attacks so far in 2022...95 in 2021"

Water shutoff leaves Klamath farmers scrambling to save crops, Capital Press, posted to KBC 11/12/22. "...farmers say Reclamation kept changing the end-of-season water elevation needed for suckers in Upper Klamath Lake....Normally, the “absolute minimum” elevation is set at 4,138 feet above sea level. Reclamation added a buffer of 4,138.15 feet above sea level, which it later increased to 4,138.62 feet...Paul Simmons, executive director of the Klamath Water Users Association, said the changes were “far above any level ever claimed to be necessary for endangered sucker species,” while cutting off access to another 45,000 acre-feet of water for irrigation..."

Letter from U.S. Department of the Army to Ms. Felicia Satterwhite, Administrative AssistantLos Angeles Superior Court regarding Stephen Koshy's letter of imminent collapse concerns over proposed Snake River dam removal, posted to KBC 10/25/22.
Here for dam engineer Stephen Koshy page and bio and his letters regarding Klamath Dam catastrophic collapse if dams are removed.

Losing a huge opportunity for the Klamath Watershed by , posted to KBC October 25We have seen decades of random acts of restoration in our watershed already. Tens of thousands of acres of agricultural land have been taken out of production. Projects have been built and then abandoned. Dikes that once protected productive farmland have been blown up to flood that farmland and create habitat for endangered species. That project — like others that have been tried over the past 20 years — has, by all accounts, failed miserably..."

CowsFeds give Oregon groups $100 million for sustainable farming, ranching, timber, Oregon Capital Chronicle, posted to KBC 10/25/22.
Sustainable Northwest: "The nonprofit conservation group received $10 million to invest in regenerative ranching economies and another $25 million grant to build a sustainable wood products economy in the region."
Who is SustainableNW?
Richard Roos-Collins represented American Rivers, California Trout, and Sustainable Northwest in the negotiation of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and he negotiated and drafted the KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement; both agreements mandate destroying Klamath River hydroelectric dams.
Sustainable NW and Trout Unlimited,
were among the groups who appointed Roos-Collins as general council on KRRC/Klamath dam destruction group.
* Trout Unlimited Water Project Director is Chrysten Lambert, who was Klamath River Compact Commissioner and was former Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust / KBRT director. Her father Jim Root founded KBRT. KBRT merged with Trout Unlimited, and Root is also now a board of director on KRRC dam removal group.
* Trout Unlimited was a stakeholder in the KBRA/dam removal closed-door "agreements.'
* Only FERC will decide dam removal, not Klamath River Compact Commission, Guest Opinion by RICHARD ROOS-COLLINS General Counsel, KRRC, Herald and News Online 5/10/19. ""The JC Boyle Dam in Klamath County, Ore., is one of four slated to be removed from the Klamath River under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Klamath County Commission and the Klamath River Renewal Corp."
*A response to the general counsel of KRRC: Why Klamath Compact decision-making matters, FERC’s own regulations (18 C.F.R. § 9.2) require FERC to determine the “qualifications of the transferee [here, KRRC] to hold such license.” KRRC is not qualified, because it was created in violation of federal law." posted to KBC 10/25/22

Ruling invalidates Klamath irrigators' injunction, H&N, posted to KBC 10/25/22. “Any number of tribal and non-tribal parties can sue the government to take water away from irrigators, but irrigators can’t sue to protect their own interests in water.”

Gene SouzaWater dispute should be decided in court
"As with all government activities, the Klamath Project should be operated in accordance with law, not illegal shut-off orders, illegal water diversions, nor thuggish federal extortion tactics."
< by Klamath Irrigation District Executive Director Gene Souza, Herald and News 8/27/22
KBC Explanation: Bureau of Reclamation encouraged farmers to fallow their land this season because there would not be enough of our stored water for crops. Thousands of acres were fallowed. There is abundant water. On August 19: The Blackmail: the Bureau illegally told our water districts that if they did not shut off water to their customers, they would not allow any irrigator to be paid for fallowing their land.

YouTube video after Bureau of Reclamation suddenly, illegally shut down Klamath Project irrigation water just weeks before harvest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP4O6g_CZms

Dead sucker fish float belly up near a river bank.

McKinney fire kills scores of fish in Klamath River, LA Times, posted to KBC 9/3/22. “...the dissolved oxygen in the river plummeted to zero...It looks like probably everything in the river died.”










KBC NOTE:
In 2002, during the Biscuit Fire, there was a fish kill on the Klamath River. At a science forum in 2004 in Klamath Falls, "Tamara Wood, USGS, studied water quality--the dissolved oxygen dynamics in UKL. She studied wind speed, temperature and oxygen. They found that in 2002 the oxygen into the lake was turned off by the weeks of heavy smoke from the forest fires." However, in 2002, the Tribes, environmental groups and government agencies have blamed Klamath farmers for the fish dieoff. That lie has been used to downsize agriculture, shut off our irrigation water, help convince FERC to allow hydroelectric dam destruction, put more than historical amounts of our stored water into Klamath River, force irrigators into making compromises of our water rights.


 

CDFW Director Charlton H. BonhamCDFW Director Chuck Bonham's Statement On FERC Release Of EIS On Klamath Dam Removal, and,
Who is Chuck Bonham, posted to KBC 8/26/22.

FERC Staff Issues the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Klamath and Klamath Projects, FERC, posted to KBC 9/3/2022. "...The primary issues associated with license surrender and removal of project works are: potential effects on aquatic biota, including Chinook salmon, Endangered Species Act-listed coho salmon and suckers, and other fish and wildlife species; adequacy of measures proposed to restore vegetation on formerly inundated lands; effects on riverine and reservoir-based recreation; effects on local property owners due to effects on waterfront access, wells, firefighting/prevention, slope stability, reservoir aesthetics, and property values, as well as effects on traffic, emergency response times, air quality, and noise during construction; effects of dewatering on culturally important sites and removal of historic project features; and socioeconomic effects on disadvantaged communities...."

Ducks Unlimited awarded $2.6M for pumping stations in Klamath Basin, Capital Press, posted to KBC 9/3/22. "Jeff McCreary, western region director of Ducks Unlimited, said the refuges today are historically dry. He called it a "crisis situation." KBC NOTE: Our refuges and farms are "historically dry" because the Bureau of Reclamation withheld from farmers 40,000 acre feet of our stored irrigation water in 2021 above the ESA mandates, and presently shut off our water to Klamath Project farms while keeping in Klamath Lake 1 1/2' of our stored water ABOVE biological opinion mandates for suckers. The lake is 3' higher than it was historically before we built and paid for the Klamath Project.  Klamath Lake and Klamath River are presently full. When water goes to the farms, it then fills the refuges then is diverted OUT of the Klamath Basin and into Klamath River.

MarijuanaIllegal marijuana grow in Merrill stole as much as 5M gallons of water, H&N, posted to KBC 9/3/22. "...more than 2,500 cannabis plants that potentially used up 5 million gallons of water...The property owner, 61-year-old Raul Garcia of Merrill, was cited for illegal marijuana manufacturing and possession and was released..."

Paper calls for fewer cattle, more wolves to 'rewild' the West, Capital Press 9/3/22. KBC NOTE: No grazing means more rampant wildfires killing deer, wolves, owls, total ecosystems, and more wolves more dead cattle, pets, diseases and people.

Third cattle kill by wolves discovered near Doak Mountain (14 miles from Klamath Falls, Oregon), H&N, posted to KBC 9/3/22.

"During July, 10 cattle deaths in the Fort Klamath area were attributed to the Rogue Pack." Another wolf-caused death discovered in Fort Klamath area, H&N, posted to KBC 9/3/22.

OSU, Yurok Tribe partner to study Klamath River after dam removal, Capital Press, posted to KBC 9/3/2022. "the project was recently awarded $870,000 from Oregon Sea Grant to conduct the research, including outreach among five key stakeholder groups — tribes, irrigators, commercial fishing, recreation and conservation organizations."


Klamath Dam destruction group KRRC deceives citizens concerning fire protection, by Rex Cozzalio from Hornbrook, on the Klamath River 7/24/22
FOLLOWED BY KRRC Commentary in the Herald and News touting fire protection after dam removal. "...The only deep water lakes on the Klamath, by sheer fire barrier size and volume, have irrefutably protected and very likely saved regional Copco, Iron Gate, and ‘monument’ residents 4 times in the past 5 years alone.  Just ASK THE RESIDENTS and volunteer FIRE DEPARTMENT KRRC ignores..."

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USFWS irrationally withholds from Klamath Irrigators 3-Feet of their stored water
Klamath Lake
Water Supply Update, KID July 22, 2022 Update:
    "In March and April of 2022, the districts communicated with Reclamation staff proposals to manage Upper Klamath Lake to the 2019 Biological Opinion level for C'waam and Kaptu habitat recognizing the need to protect these species and to not take the lake to our stored water right of 4,136.0 (Reclamation datum)
    USFWS previously communicated the biological need for the C'waam and Kaptu as an elevation of 4,137.7' (Reclamation datum) allowing the endangered fish to have over 3 feet of water above a natural reef into Pelican Bay. Reclamation then updated this elevation with simply hydrology model outputs, without a biological foundation to maintain lake elevations in excess of 4,138.00' in 2019.



Outflows to Upper Klamath Lake over 100 percent of average --- Inflows around 25percent of average, KID Update, posted to KBC 7/24/22. "...a great deal of water is being unnecessarily and unnaturally evacuated from the Klamath Basin into the Klamath River canyon below Keno..."



Wetlands in Klamath Basin9th Circuit rejects arguments against farming in Klamath wildlife refuges, Capital Press, posted to KBC 7/24/22. "A unanimous panel of three 9th Circuit judges has now upheld that decision, ruling that the Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan complies with all the laws governing the 200,000-acre refuge complex... The 9th Circuit has disagreed with that argument, ruling that the Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan struck the appropriate balance between agriculture and wildfowl management as required by refuge management statutes...FWS adequately explained that some amount of pesticide use was necessary on the Refuges to ensure sufficient crop production, on which Refuge waterfowl now depend..."

Letter from FERC to US Congressmen Bentz and LaMalfa regarding Klamath hydroelectric dam destruction, FOLLOWED BY: letter from Congressmen Bentz and LaMalfa to FERC, posted to KBC 7/24/22. "...I take very seriously our obligation to ensure that any action the Commission takes is in the public interest..."

Rogue Wolf Pack kills more cattle near Fort Klamath, H&N, posted to KBC 7/24/22. For more on Klamath Basin wolves killing livestock: www.klamathbasincrisis.org/wolvestoc.htm

Klamath Drainage District Press Release: Reclamation files surprise complaint against KDD, District disappointed in government's conduct July 11. 2022. "Scott White, General Manager for the district notes that this is not a contract issue at all and points to the district’s existing water rights of record. 'The Bureau has literally acknowledged and affirmed KDD’s water rights in the past and encouraged us to exercise them when there is no Project Supply available,'said White. 'It’s incredible that they claim we are in breach of contract for doing the very thing they asked of us for years.' '...The district is also bound by contract to deliver water to water users outside of the district, but the complaint makes no mention of the district currently facilitating the conveyance of water to the refuge under state law. 'The Bureau is out of its lane in picking and choosing which law to recognize,' states Bill Walker, President of the district. 'The Bureau supports state law when it means getting water to their land but does not when it means getting water to family farmers and ranchers...'"
UNITED STATES of America VS Klamath Drainage District, COMPLAINT with Department of Justice attorneys against the small Klamath Drainage District 7/5/22.

< Lucky Ackley. Costs spike, fields go fallow in Klamath, CFBF AgAlert, posted to KBC 7/14/22. " 'That (Upper Klamath) Lake did not exist other than wet years before they built the Link River Dam," he said. "It was built to store water for dry years to irrigate and farm with, and now it's totally being misused, mismanaged, and all the water is getting flushed down the river for salmon or being held in the lake at unhistoric levels for suckerfish.' He said many beef producers have had to sell their cattle at a loss because they can't feed them. If Ackley were eventually forced to sell off his herd, he said, he would lose about 80 years of genetic selection for the best cattle for this rangeland. 'You can't just go buy that back,' he said."

Ag stakeholders reject White House draft reports on (Columbia/Snake) dam breaching, Capital Press 7/13/22. "...Only Congress has the authority to order the dams to be removed," said Sean Ellis, a spokesman for the Idaho Farm Bureau. "The president can have his own opinion on the matter, but Congress will be the one deciding..." KBC NOTE: In the case of Klamath River hydroelectric dams, Congress did not support dam destruction because the Klamath and Siskiyou counties overwhelmingly rejected the idea, so the states of California and Oregon bypassed our Congressional representatives and promised taxpayer money to support dam destruction, defying the will of the constituents. Their goal is hoped-for benefits to salmon and environment despite the economic and environmental devastation caused by 20 million cubic yards of sediment behind the dams decimating any fish or habitat.

Managing Water,  Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton visits Klamath Basin, Capital Press, posted to KBC 7/14/22. "...Asked whether she sees the Klamath Project as sustainable with its current model and scale, Touton said, “I don’t want to speculate on that...”

KID's A Canal< Headgates of A Canal at Klamath Irrigation District
Irrigators, tribes object to extending Klamath Project interim operations plan, Capital Press, posted to KBC 7/5/22. "In a letter sent June 17 to Ernest Conant, Reclamation’s regional director, the Klamath Water Users Association outlined deficiencies in the interim operations plan, claiming “it is based on erroneous data, flawed hydrologic assumptions and a proposed action that does not comport with current operations...The three years of attempted operation under the (plan) has been a period of chaotic, ad hoc decision-making,” the letter states. “KWUA has, for well over a year, emphasized the lack of any coherent regulatory construct for the IOP. That point is further underscored by the fact that the IOP has required Reclamation to do things that literally are impossible.”



"Klavins (of Oregon Wild) is not telling the truth about forests or collaborative groups." Oregon Capital Chronicle commentary by Mark Webb, posted to KBC 7/5/22 

Farm groups troubled by court's bumblebee ruling (bumble bee is a fish), CFBF Ag Alert, posted to KBC 7/5/22. "
The move triggered full protection for the bumblebees under state law, which prohibits actions that would kill, or "take," candidate species without a permit or other authorization."

Dams are critical for reliable energy grid in Pacific Northwest, Capital Press commentary

 

 

Letter from Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Congressman Cliff Bentz regarding Klamath hydroelectric dam destruction: unknown and undisclosed local, state and federal and ratepayer costs and liabilities, legal authority, Keno Dam authority and plans, additional burdens for agriculture  ... , letter to FERC, PacifiCorp, KRRC, Oregon governor Kate Brown, California governor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, June 16, 2022.

 

 

Grow housesSheriff wants statewide state of emergency over illegal marijuana grows, H&N, posted to KBC 5/27/22. "The county estimates there could be as many as 2,000 grow sites and 5,000 greenhouses just in California’s northernmost county. Those grows can use as much as 3 million gallons of water per day in region dealing with severe drought conditions..."

 

 

 

BPA Transmission linePacific Power customers could see higher electricity bills, H&N, posted to KBC 5/27/22. "Pacific Power is asking Oregon regulators to approve an electricity rate hike that could increase residential customers’ utility bills by as much as 14%. KBC NOTE: So the states of Oregon and California are paying millions of dollars to destroy our clean green hydroelectric dams that supply power to 70,000 households, as well as flood control, water for fighting wildfires which has saved towns, lakes, communities, and ecosystems providing habitat for hundreds of species, some endangered. Pacific Power said if they destroyed the dams, our power rates would decrease. Some people believed them.


Klamath Tribes sue federal government over water releases to farmers, Capital Press, posted to KBC 5/27/22. "
...KWUA says the anticipated 50,000 acre-foot Project allotment represents no more than 5% of all the water that will be used this season from Upper Klamath Lake. About 40% will be sent down the Klamath River for ESA-listed salmon, 28% will be held in the lake for C’waam and Koptu and 27% will be lost to evaporation..." KBC NOTE: Klamath Project irrigators store their irrigation water in Upper Klamath Lake, causing the lake to be higher than historically possible before the Klamath Project was built. The highest sucker counts were when the lake was lower, before the ESA mandated confiscating our legally stored water.

 

From our archives: Karuk Tribal members' petition against Klamath Dam removal, 11/25/08

 

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Before the Klamath Project was built, there were up to 30 feet of water where our farms are now. It was a navigable lake. That's why on our deeds, signed by US President, we were deeded 2+ acre feet of water for our crops, as all the runoff we pump uphill, at our expense, out of our closed basin and into the Klamath River. The river often went dry in the fall before the Project was built.


The river often went dry in the fall before the Project was built.

..There's nothing down here,  you should be checking out the whole site. Ron

Feb