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"There are (489) species of wildlife here in the Klamath Basin. The biological opinion deals with three
." Ph. D. Robert McLandress, UC Davis ecology
.
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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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KBC NEWS

"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

Klamath River Hydroelectric Dam Page and the former KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration "Agreement" and related Klamath Dam Removal settlement agreements, articles, letters, videos, press releases, documents, and Who's Who

Klamath Project 2018 Contractors Meeting with KWUA, OWRD, Klamath County Feb 20, 2018, to "bring contractors of the Klamath Reclamation Project current information about the 2018 Irrigation season...current hydrology, possible options available, and the process for taking advantage of those options is important information for district and on-farm operations..."

2-14 Refuge IslandLower Klamath Refuge construction an effort to save salmon (on the Columbia River). Habitat restoration aimed at dispersing (fish eating) Caspian Tern populations, H&N, posted to KBC 2/17/18. "...According to Beckstrand, the Caspian tern population along the Columbia River has been responsible for around 15 million to 20 million salmon smolts being eaten annually. The cormorant population growing on East Sand Island is estimated to be responsible for an additional 11 million young salmon each year..."
FWS wildlife biologist/tour guide John Beckstrand feels solution is farmer buy-out, KBC News 5/22/04

* Caspian Tern Management to reduce Predation of Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River Estuary - Final EIS. Refers to Warner Suckers Ch 3 - 14. January 2005
* Lower Klamath Wildlife Refuge - Floating Islands Enhance Salmonid Recovery by Creating Alternative Nesting Habitat for Caspian Terns,  US Army Corp of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and NOAA Fisheries plan succeeded, with OSU and USGS,  to bring fish predators to Klamath Basin. Floating Island International 2010, posted to KBC 6/13/13. "In February 2010, FIW and Just Buckets built and launched a 40,000sq. ft. floating island at Sheepy Lake in Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge." (The fish-predator Caspian Terns population in 2010 went from 0 to 325 in 3 months on Lower Klamath.) "This innovative island has been a tremendous success, as the Sheepy Lake tern colony appears to have had the highest nesting success of any Caspian tern colony in the region during 2010."
* Restoring refuges - Wildlife refuges benefit from stimulus funds, H&N, posted 10/16/09.
RELATED ARTICLE: Stimulus funds bring Caspian tern project to Siskiyou County, Siskyou Daily News 8/12/09. "...the Tulelake reserve rock island’s cost is approximately $1.1 million, the Orems unit rock island’s cost is approximately $650,000 and the Sheepy Lake floating island’s cost is approximately $2.3 million...an estimated colony of 10,000 nesting pairs of Caspian terns on Rice Island in the Columbia River were consuming approximately 6 million to 25 million salmonid smolts per year, according to a 1999 USACE report."

For more on FWS bringing in fish-eating Caspian terns, go to our Refuge Article page, scroll to find many articles

KID chair wants to meet with Tribes, H&N 2/16/18. “There is a major problem with the sucker population,” Kliewer said. “For 25 years, the answer has been more water, more water, more water. “That’s not the right answer...”

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, 2/16/18. New Bill Introductions, Cannabis, Climate, Commodities, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Water, and New Appointments

2/16/18 - Oregon Rep. E. Werner Reschke’s water bill HB 4016. He serves as Vice-Chair of House Energy and Environment committee and has been working hard to get this bill passed to support water rights in the Klamath project.The bill (relating to determined claims) was passed unanimously in bi-partisan Committee on Wednesday and referred to Rules where it is expected to pass the Senate as well.
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2018R1/Measures/Overview/HB4016

* Tribes seek higher water levels for Upper Klamath; lawsuit notice filed, possibility of extinction-level event cited, H&N 2/14/18.
* Klamath Tribes PRESS RELEASE:
Issuance of Draft 60-Day Notice to Protect C’waam and Koptu (suckers) 2/13/18
* Klamath Tribe's attorney's letter: 60-day notice of violations of Endangered Species Act 2/9/18

Linthicum drafts bill to defund dam removal, H&N 2/14/18. "...the cost for dam removal could amount to $950 million, with no specific plan yet in place to fully fund the project. He also said sediment could total 20 million cubic yards and releasing it downstream would impact long-term fish habitats..."

Tulelake Irrigation District wells water levels 2/13/18

COMMENTS DUE FEB 23 - Reclamation unveils water contracts program (for Klamath water transfer), H&N 2/11/18. "...Contracts would expire in 2022, according to BOR officials. The deadline for the submitting comments on the NEPA documents is Feb. 23.."

KID delays project irrigation season, H&N 2/11/18.

OWRD talks drought, water rights in Basin. Two (City of) Klamath Falls wells subject to call by project, H&N 2/11/18.

Water Claims & Confrontations: (Klamath) irrigators say state shows lack of support, H&N, posted to KBC 2/10/18. "...Though 2017 saw so much water in the Basin that multiple areas were flooded, the state still validated a claim on water initiated by the Klamath Tribes...Some irrigators claim that the Tribes have been making blanket calls on water without justification..."

KRRC's liaison visiting Basin, H&N, posted to KBC 2/10/18. "...Meurer said he was “immediately” interested in the community liaison position, while he also knew it would be “wildly unpopular” to some opposed to dam removal. (KBC NOTE_ 80% opposed in Siskiyou County, 72% opposed in Klamath County)...Meurer met with the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors. He also listened in on a teleconference between a consultation between the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma and FERC staff."

Klamath Falls - BOR's Mikkelsen talks drought survival, H&N, posted to KBC 2/10/18. "...The focus of people in the Basin right now is surviving 2018...Long-term solutions are frankly a little bit on the back-burner right now...“There are a lot of urban congressmen, both parties, that do not have any desire to make substantive changes to the ESA. And so we have to follow the ESA and we will follow the ESA.”
Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Mikkelson  and KRRC on Dam Removal vs Siskiyou County, & Attorneys Buchal and Kogan, and Congressman LaMalfa at Siskiyou Water Users fund raiser Liz Writes Life, Siskiyou Daily News by Liz Bowen, posted to KBC 10/20/17. "KRRC Vice President Lester Snow...said the decision to take down the dams is not pending, but had been made. (Hum, not by Siskiyou or Klamath Counties.)...Snow continued saying they are looking for alternative water supply for the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery and possibly even for the City of Yreka. Uh oh, they now acknowledge dam removal could affect Yreka’s city water supply? On flooding, he said their consultants have looked at the issues and long-term liability if KRRC disappears. So, KRRC is looking for liability insurance...(CA U.S. Congressman LaMalfa) was ripping angry at bureaucrat  Mikkelsen and asked us to write letters...to DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to save the four hydro-electric Klamath dams..."

EPA, Corps put two-year hold on 2015 WOTUS rule, Issue 2/7/18, California Farm Bureau Federation AgAlert. "The 2015 WOTUS rule developed by the Obama administration will not be applicable for the next two years, while we work through the process of providing long-term regulatory certainty across all 50 states about what waters are subject to federal regulation."


California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review 2/9/18 - New bills introduced: fire, food, taxes, natural resources
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, 2/2/18 - taxes, cap and trade, pesticides, propositions

(Klamath) Commissioners predict ‘devastating’ summer for water users, H&N posted to KBC 2/10/18

Local reps to challenge carbon tax in short session, H&N, posted to KBC 2/10/18. "...early estimates predict an impact of $1,500 to $1,700 per year for the average household as energy costs go up.This includes an estimated $0.16 per gallon increase in fuel taxes..."

Washington man fined for killing wolves, Capital Press, posted to KBC 2/10/18. "...man has been fined $8,293 and put on home-electronic monitoring for 30 days after pleading guilty to killing two wolves in northeast Washington...Fowler also received a one-year suspended jail sentence..."

RERUN: Top 10 Stupidest New Laws in California for 2017, by Former California State Assemblyman: Backpacks for cow farts, felons voting, early release for rape and sex trafficking of minors, legalize child prostitution, ...

February 2017: Klamath and Siskiyou Countys' opposition to Klamath Dam destruction
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Transcribed VIDEO - Klamath County Board of Commissioners Meeting 2/14/17, Reaffirmation that the Klamath County Board of Commissioners opposes Klamath Dam Removal
*Siskiyou County Water Users Association letter to State Water Resources Control Board 2/1/17, regarding Klamath River dam destruction and water quality.http://klamathbasincrisis.org/waterquality/waterboards/notices
/klamathnop20161222_dammeetings.pdf

Oregon - Reschke to front bill ending late-term abortion, H&N, posted to KBC 1/28/18

Tribes renew dam removal support at FERC meeting, H&N, posted to KBC 1/28/18

State of Oregon letter to FERC to support KRRC Klamath Dam removal, posted to KBC 1/28/18. Letter by ODEQ, ODFW, ODWR, written by ODOJ

*** PODCAST of the live on-air interview with Siskiyou County Water Users Association President Richard Marshall at KMED, http://oregonedeals.com/podcast/index.php?p=episode&name=2018-01-25_01-25-18_thu_7am.mp3 , posted to KBC 1/28/18

Klamath River Compact, 1957
Klamath River Basin Compact is 'The Law of the River', H&N by James Ottoman 3/28/05

KRRC liaison breaks down dam removal - KRRC community liaison to strengthen ties - Additional information, H&N, posted to KBC 1/28/18. "Meurer is confident that the dams will be removed, looking at past backing by the states of Oregon and California, and PacifiCorp, the owner of the hydroelectric dams, as well as the Departments of Interior and Commerce."
*** KBC NOTES - The feds, and Tribes and environmental groups that will profit / $$$$$$$ are bypassing the citizens' wishes with their top-down agenda.
* November 2010 election: 80% of Siskiyou County, home of 3 Klamath River Hydroelectric Dams targeted for destruction, oppose the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement that mandates 4 Klamath Dams be removed. 77% of Tulelake voters opposed the KBRA/Dam removal.
* (72% Klamath County) Citizens oppose dam removal in advisory vote, H&N by former Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams 11/9/16. "An advisory vote on whether the four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River should be removed came in with 72 percent opposed to the removal and 27 percent in favor in early returns. That translates to 18,838 opposed and 7,051 in favor in the initial 25,889 votes released from the Klamath County Clerk’s office..."  “Even they (FERC) have referred to dam removal as the great experiment. That’s a heck of an experiment when you have 21 million cubic yards of sediment flowing downstream.”
*  
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Public Input Meeting posted to YouTube 1/1/10.
*  Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.CDM Report - Klamath Liability Determination 7/18/08. (Note by Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong, "The cost estimates from these reports is $800 million, but they include the costs of impacts to Siskiyou County and sediment removal, while the American Rivers/ dam removal proponent's studies do not. These are additional costs for all the impacts and issues that Siskiyou County has raised which have not been considered/mitigated in either the KBRA or the AIP.")
CDM report with highlighted costs and liabilities


California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review / Governmental and Legislative Update 1/26/18. Taxes Taxes Taxes
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review / Governmental and Legislative Update 1/19/18: environment, labor, taxes
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review / Governmental and Legislative Update 1/12/18: budget, DFW, DWR, Parks Bond, EPA, CDFA, environment, labor, taxes... "...law enforcement, lands management, wildlife conservation, fisheries management, and the Fish and Game Commission’s activities...The Governor’s budget proposes an additional $50.6 million..."

Third kill chalked up to Rogue wolf pack - Wolves confirmed in northern Cascades, posted to KBC 1/28/18. "...Rogue Pack of gray wolves was responsible for two more killings of cow calves on a Butte Falls ranch last week, bringing the total loss for rancher Ted Birdseye to three calves within a week..."

FERC to host dam removal meeting Thursday, January 18. Notice was today January 17 in Klamath Herald and News.
"Public and those who opted to intervene ...invited"
"Participation in the meetings, including the gathering planned in Chiloquin, is limited to participation by tribal representatives."
"We'll be just sharing our support for the dam removal process,..."
KBC NOTE:
Is this "public", or is this "limited to participation by tribal representatives" ??? Do you need to "register" with less than 1 day notice? Will there be any public meetings for non-tribal citizens?

KRRC names community liaison for dam removal, H&N 1/17/18. "Dave Meurer...community liaison to represent the region...He served previously as district representative for Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado Hills), and as deputy district director for former U.S. Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif).
KBC News KRRC Page

Klamath Dam removal liaison Meurer will speak at Klamath Rotory Club February 8...intro by Dan Keppen  

Response to KRRC (Klamath dam destruction company) comments by Richard Marshall, Siskiyou County Water Users Assoc., posted to KBC 1/16/18

Study blames pot farms for poisoning of threatened owls, H&N, posted to KBC 1/16/18. "...Researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the California Academy of Sciences tested 10 northern spotted owls found dead in the region. Seven of the owls tested positive for rat poison, used by pot farmers to keep rodents away from their irrigation systems and crops..."
Spotted owl controversy renews over logging plan, KCBY News 6/12/07. "The Bush administration Tuesday proposed cutting 1.5 million acres from Northwest forests considered critical to the survival of the northern spotted owl, reopening the 1990s battle between timber production and wildlife habitat on public lands..."

Court OKs killing a type of owl to see effect on other owls, ABC News, posted to KBC 1/14/18
$3.5 million to hunt the barred owl that killed the spotted owl, H&N 1/24/14

Rogue (Wolf) Pack fingered for new livestock kill, Mail Tribune, posted to KBC 1/14/18. "The 250-pound calf was found dead Thursday morning by rancher Ted Birdseye on his 276-acre ranch near Medco Pond between Butte Falls and Prospect..."
OR-25 wolf killed near Fort Klamath, three wolf killing investigations open in region, H&N, posted to KBC 11/7/17. "...
there are a minimum of 112 wolves in the state, a 75 percent increase since December 2013..."a wolf was killed in the Starkey Wildlife Management Unit in Union County on Oct. 27 by an elk hunter, who self-reported the incident. The case will not be prosecuted as state law and wildlife officials believe it to be an incidence of self-defense. Killing of a protected gray wolf is a federal offense, punishable by up to a $100,000 fine, a year in jail, or both..."

Cliven Bundy standoff case thrown out in another stunning blow to government, The Oregonian, posted to KBC 1/9/18

KRRC hires community liaison on dam removal, (KBC NOTE: however they presently won't tell us who that is) H&N 1/9/18.
KBC's
KRRC / Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Dam Destruction Group) Page
Includes:
* Who's Who:  Who are these people, groups, and tribes who have shut down: more than 40 saw mills, Klamath River Basin's suction dredge mining, and much use of surface and well water to irrigate. And who do they have associations with. Who have they sued over logging, mining, and water rights.
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Experts hired to present 3D animation of shots allegedly fired by FBI agent at LaVoy Finicum's truck, The Oregonian, posted to KBC 1/9/18.

SigningInterior secretary nixes water agreement: Tribes, Upper Basin irrigators react, H&N 1/2/18

Happy New Year!

Notice Regarding Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement, DOI Ryan Zinke, posted to KBC 12/30/17

Public Not Welcome: Tribal Member Water Update Meeting Draft Agenda, January 9th & 10th: litigation, adjudication, Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement/UKBCA, Secretarial Negative Notice, KBRA Mazama funding, amended KHSA, water calls, BOR reconsultation, Klamath Marsh, global goals....

Mistrial in Nevada (Bundy) standoff is latest defeat for prosecutors, H&N, posted to KBC 12/30/17. "(judge) severely criticized prosecutors for suppressing information and violating constitutional due process by failing to turn over all their evidence to defense attorneys. She called the conduct “willful.”

Klamath Irrigation District turns 100, H&N 12/28/17
 

New BOR director appointed, director to work with Family Farm Alliance, H&N, posted to KBC 11/25/17. Burman served as BOR’s deputy commissioner for external and intergovernmental affairs and the deputy assistant secretary,  director of water policy for Arizona’s Salt River Project, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and worked for The Nature Conservancy and former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. "Keppen, a Klamath Falls resident and friend of (Brenda) Burman’s, praised the appointment." (Keppen is Executive Director of Family Farm Alliance, former special U.S. BOR Assistant in Mid-Pacific Region, former Executive Director of Klamath Water Users Association, and in 2011 was hired by Klamath Water and Power Agency to take the lead in the On-Project plan, part of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

 

Siskiyou supervisors continue dam removal funding fight, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC 11/26/17. "District 3 Supervisor Michael Kobseff, calling the decision “a form of tyranny,” expressed frustration with the administrative hearing process – which he said took over a year and did not allow for public comment..."


Union County hunter shoots wolf in self-defense 

 

Reward offered for info on wolf-killing poacher, H&N, posted to KBC 11/26/17 "Over two days in June, he killed two goats and one lamb at a small livestock operation near the small city of Ashland just north of Oregon’s border with California. The federal offense is punishable by up to a $100,000 fine, a year in jail, or both. The maximum state penalty is a fine of $6,250 and a year in jail. In 2016, OR-33 roamed almost within Ashland’s city limits and was seen by numerous residents, according to the Statesman Journal .Wolves in Oregon hunt deer, elk, bighorn sheep and goats, but also can target livestock..."
 

No evidence of salmon in Klamath Lake, H&N, posted to KBC 11/26/17

 

Oregon standoff figure sentenced for digging trench, H&N, posted to KBC 11/19/17

Klamath Tribes ask to intervene late in dam removal, H&N, posted to KBC 11/19/17

Walden unveils irrigator legislation, H&N 11/12/17

Klamath Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R.4329) posted to KBC 11/12/17

Siskiyou public attends KRRC open house, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC 11/12/17. "...The Klamath River Renewal Corporation held an open house style meeting in Yreka Wednesday night, and was greeted by a group of locals expressing their dissatisfaction with the group’s aim: Taking out four dams on the Klamath River..."

$375 million in cannabis seized by Siskiyou in 2017, H&N, posted to KBC 11/10/17

Walden to visit Merrill, K-Falls on Friday, H&N printed Friday 11/10/17

A letter to the Secretary of Interior Zinke by Oregon Senator Dennis Linthicum: It's wrong to remove Klamath Dams, H&N, posted to KBC 11/11/17

OR-25 wolf killed near Fort Klamath, three wolf killing investigations open in region, H&N, posted to KBC 11/7/17. "...there are a minimum of 112 wolves in the state, a 75 percent increase since December 2013..."a wolf was killed in the Starkey Wildlife Management Unit in Union County on Oct. 27 by an elk hunter, who self-reported the incident. The case will not be prosecuted as state law and wildlife officials believe it to be an incidence of self-defense. Killing of a protected gray wolf is a federal offense, punishable by up to a $100,000 fine, a year in jail, or both..."

House Passes Important Legislation to Promote Hydropower, Energy & Commerce 11/8/17. H.R.3043. "This Act may be cited as the “Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017:" https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr3043/BILLS-115hr3043eh.xml

KID, KWUA to intervene in dam removal, H&N 11/7/17

Congressman Walden unannounced townhall at Lost River High school tomorrow/Friday 11/10/17, 8 a.m.
introducing HR 3043 Modernize Hydropower, followed by press conference at 10:30am at the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce where Mr. Walden will be unveiling his introduction of the bill.

Dam removal topic of open house, H&N 11/9/17. KBC's KRRC / Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Dam Destruction Group) Page) Who's who, open houses, info

KRRC (Klamath Dam removal) Open house: Klamath Falls 11/7, Yreka 11/8, Eureka 11/9

KLAMATH DAM COMMENTS DUE Nov. 5! FERC (Federal Energy Regulation Commission) is accepting comments from the public on the possible destruction of 4 Klamath hydroelectric dams. This dam destruction is not a done deal. Go here for instructions

Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma buys 800 acres near Lava Beds, by Lee Juillerat for Mail Tribune,10/22/17. 'I’m not at liberty to say what the tribe wants to do with it,” Hollis said. 'When we’re ready we’ll make a decision known.' The tribe is based in Miami, Oklahoma."
 

Klamath County Commissioners intervene in dam removal

PRESS RELEASE: Siskiyou County Water Users Association Motion to Intervene with FERC in Klamath Hydroelectric Project transfer, 10/30/17. "...the Association has filed a Motion to Intervene, on Friday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the matter of the Application for License Amendment and Partial Transfer of PacifiCorp and the Klamath River Renewal Corporation of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project.  SCWUA has filed the request to deny the transfer which is proposed to the FERC in the Project 2082-062..."

New on the Who's Who page, Ed Sheets, facilitator/consultant for Klamath Settlement agreements and water agreements in Montana, hired as "sole" facilitator by BOR in both regions.

Water Quality Certification for PacifiCorp - Iron Gate Dam Spillway Dewatering Project, by North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, posted to KBC 10/21/17. "The authorization for this certification for any dredge and fill activities expired on October 19, 2022...."

NEW - KBC's KRRC / Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Dam Destruction Group) Page)
Includes:
* Who's Who:  Who are these people, groups, and tribes who have shut down: more than 40 saw mills, Klamath River Basin's suction dredge mining, and much use of surface and well water to irrigate. And who do they have associations with. Who have they sued over logging, mining, and water rights.
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Open Houses
Klamath Falls: November 7, 6-8 pm  Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union Building, Room 201 A/B (Mazama/Scott) Yreka: November 8, 6-8 pm  Best Western Miner's Inn, 122 E Miner St, Yreka
Eureka: November 9, 6-8 pm
 
Adorni Center Gymnasium, 011 Waterfront Dr, Eureka
FYI:
"Open House comments will not be incorporated into the official public records of the government agencies ..."

Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Mikkelson  and KRRC on Dam Removal vs Siskiyou County, & Attorneys Buchal and Kogan, and Congressman LaMalfa at Siskiyou Water Users fund raiser Liz Writes Life, Siskiyou Daily News by Liz Bowen 10/17/17. "KRRC Vice President Lester Snow...said the decision to take down the dams is not pending, but had been made. (Hum, not by Siskiyou or Klamath Counties.)...Snow continued saying they are looking for alternative water supply for the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery and possibly even for the City of Yreka. Uh oh, they now acknowledge dam removal could affect Yreka’s city water supply? On flooding, he said their consultants have looked at the issues and long-term liability if KRRC disappears. So, KRRC is looking for liability insurance...(CA U.S. Congressman LaMalfa) was ripping angry at bureaucrat  Mikkelsen and asked us to write letters...to DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke asking him to save the four hydro-electric Klamath dams..."

Bureau of Reclamation got it right in the Klamath Basin, News Deeply by Family Farm Alliance Dan Keppen and John Bezdek, former senior advisor to the Deputy Secretary, US DOI, 9/26/17. John Bezdek is a former attorney at the Department of the Interior holding several senior positions over a 20-year career working on water resources and related issues. He is now an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. (HERE for Klamath Dams decommissioning and others articles on KBC's Bezdek page) Dan Keppen is executive director of the Family Farm Alliance, which represents Western irrigators, and is a member of the Western Agriculture and Conservation Coalition

“Takings” outcome seen as win for Tribes, H&N 10/5/17.  
KBC Note: 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 allotted 2 feet of water for our crops, as all the rest 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.

Fundraiser prime rib dinner for Save the Dams in Yreka Oct 14, 2017, Siskiyou County Water Users Association. Speakers James Buchal and Larry Kogan.

Trump official says government won’t stand in the way of removing Klamath dams, SacBee 10/9/17

Court denies water users’ compensation claims in ‘Takings Case,’ H&N 10/03/17

Trial Court Denies 2001 Klamath Project Takings Claims, Attorneys at Law Somach, Simmons and Dunn, Oct 4, 2017

For September 201chronological news, see Archive 184
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KBC STATS for Jan 2018: 18,808 visits, 12,396 unique visitors, 89,893 pages, 100,132 hits

2/20/18 Klamath Project 2018 Contractors Meeting with KWUA, OWRD, Klamath County

COMMENTS DUE FEB 23 - Reclamation unveils water contracts program (for Klamath water transfer), H&N 2/11/18
 

'Homesteading in a Promised Land' DVD
 
'Klamath ESA' DVD
 
Mercy Chefs, 'feeding body and soul'
 

WEBSITES

 
Scott Valley Protect Our Water /
    pienpolitics.com
 
 
Klamath Free Press

NEW - This West is Our West
 

*Upper Klamath Webpage
 
Water Task Force webpage
 
Global Machinery Network
 

 

 

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 allotted 2 feet of water for our crops, as all the rest 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.


 

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