Time to Take Action
Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
 

Conservation Efforts Underway as of July 1, 2003
by Klamath Basin farmers and ranchers:

  • KBID has voluntarily started pumping groundwater in place of taking Project water.
  • Certain irrigators within KID are doing the same.
  • This evening, local businesses ran an add urging conservation in the Herald and News.
  • 17,000 acres of Project farmland have already been idled via the water bank.
  • A total of 60,000 acre-feet of environmental water this year will be generated through the water bank, including groundwater pumping.
  • Over 600 applications prepared by farmers have been received by the NRCS for Farm Bill cost-share funds to help with on-farm conservation.
  • TID pumped its wells last week to help reduce lake diversions.
  • East-side districts spilled water that helped areas served by UKL to reduce diversions.
  • Klamath Drainage District advised its patrons to hold off on irrigation in late June until today to help with end-of-the-month water level concerns.

 

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