An answer for farmers, finally, H&N by Cordy Starr, posted to KBC 6/22/12. "...in an article written about Hollie Cannon, an employee of the Klamath Water and Power agency, said if the KBRA is implemented and “If we are successful with the on project plan, there will be hardly any change for the on-project farmer. Under the KBRA, less water will be allocated to the project, compared to the wettest years now but the irrigators will have the choice to participate in programs that pay them to conserve water and use ground wells.”
Fighting drought is Hollie Cannon’s No. 1 goal, H&N 6/8/12. "The KBRA and a related water settlement aim to remove four Klamath River dams, provide reliable water supplies and affordable power for irrigators, restore fish habitat, and acquire a 92,000-acre tree farm for the Klamath Tribes." KBC Editor: When asked recently about the KBRA, KWAPA director Cannon said, "What you're giving up is water to get affordable power...I'd say 20-25%." When asked if the affordable power rate was guaranteed in the KBRA, Cannon replied, ""We can't guarantee it." ALSO, at another KWAPA meeting, MBK engineer stated that 'water certainty,' or a "reliable" water supply means that every spring the farmer will be told on a certain date how much water they will be allowed to use.
Farmers sued over drought funding; local agency (KWAPA): Walker Brothers farm didn’t qualify for $200,000, H&N 6/5/12. "Listed in the suit are William, John and Weston Walker and Tricia Hill doing business as Walker Brothers, a Merrill based potato and grain farming business." KBC EDITOR: Tricia Hill, listed in the lawsuit, is a member of Klamath Water Users Association / board of directors. KWUA formed KWAPA. Please note that H&N wrote no statement from Walkers in their article.
Plan in place to ease moderate drought, basin irrigation officials say idling will save 10,000 acre-feet of water this summer, H&N 5/31/12. "The first land idling period begins June 15 and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 5."
KWAPA public meeting 3/26/12
KWAPA public meeting 3/22/12
KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency, Agenda, posted 3/12/12.
KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency public meeting agenda 3/6/12: new officers, land idling, groundwater monitoring, On Project Plan (part of KBRA), ...
KWAPA meeting 2/15/12 regarding Klamath
Project water supply, groundwater and land idling.
Groundwater program begins signing up well owners for 2012 growing season, posted to KBC 1/26/12
2 public KWAPA meetings on Klamath On Project Plan, 12/9/11. KBC NOTE: The KBRA mandates an On Project plan.
Klamath Water and Power Agency / KWAPA, first OPP / On Project Plan newsletter 10/13/11. "How the OPP Changes the Status Quo...'Studies estimate that surface water alone should meet the project irrigation demand in at least 50 percent of the years...' "
Klamath Water and Power Agency/KWAPA meeting 8/31/11. Agenda HERE
KWAPA meeting Aug. 31, 2011 Agenda: Tulelake groundwater metering, KBRA, domestic well program, On Project Plan (of KBRA), ...
PUBLIC NOTICE: There will be an open public meeting held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at the KWAPA office located at 735 Commercial Street, Suite 4000, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. This meeting will be held to open sealed proposals received on March 4, 2011, by 12:00 p.m. for the Data Analyst Statement of Qualifications for the Groundwater Use Efficiency Analysis.
Klamath Water and Power Meeting Agenda for 11/02/10
Reclamation Announces Additional Funds for Langell Valley Irrigation District Contractors, BOR, posted to KBC 10/26/10
KWAPA Supplemental Land Idling Program for area served by Upper Klamath Lake and Klamath River, Application DEADLINE 10/15/10
Supplemental Land Idling Program for area served by Upper Klamath Lake and Klamath River, posted to KBC 10/5/10 Klamath Water And Power Agency/KWAPA, DEADLINE Oct. 15.KWAPA board OKs fund plan for Langell Valley, H&N 7/1/10
KWAPA public meeting 6/25/10, Langell Valley forbearance program
Water and Power Agency public meeting 9/18/09
Monday March 23, 2009. Klamath Water and Power Agency meeting. This is the group that will be allocating your water and power within or without the KBRA.