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July 9, 2007

To all:

Please accept the following as an invitation to attend a meeting of the Klamath River Compact Commission. It will convene on July 12th 2007 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Klamath County Court House Community Room located at 316 Main Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Agenda items will include activity updates from Oregon Commissioner Phillip Ward, California Commissioner Dwight Russell and Compact Chairman Debra Crisp.

Greg Addington, Klamath Water Users Executive Director will give an overview of the Settlement Negotiations process. An update on the Long Lake Storage project will be presented by Pablo Arroyave, Bureau of Reclamation Klamath Project Area Manager and Jon Hicks, Bureau of Reclamation Klamath Project Planning Division Chief.

The Klamath River Basin Compact was ratified by the States of Oregon and California in April 1957. Enacted by the 85th Congress the Compact was signed by President Eisenhower on August 30, 1957. Major purposes of the Compact, with respect to the water resources of the Klamath Basin, are to facilitate and promote the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use, conservation and control for various purposes. These include domestic use, irrigation, protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife, industrial purposes, hydroelectric power production, navigation and flood prevention.

More information about the Klamath River Basin Compact is available at www.onebasin.org or www.klamathbasincrisis.org.

For questions or comments please contact Chairman Crisp at the Klamath River Compact Commission office, cell phone or home office.

Best Regards

Debra L. Crisp, Chairman Klamath River Compact Commission
6600 Washburn Way Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
(541) 880-2576 office
(541) 471-9540 home office
(541) 218-6505 cell phone dcrisp@mp.usbr.gov debracranch@aol.com


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