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The Board of Directors of the Klamath Water and Power Agency (“KWAPA”) will hold a public meeting at the office of the Klamath Irrigation District, 6640 KID Lane, Klamath Falls, Oregon, on Thursday, February 5, 2009, commencing at 1:00 pm.


The agenda includes approval of the minutes of the January 15, 2009 board meeting; discussion and update of the WUMP Agreement with the USDI Bureau of Reclamation; water bank development and implementation process; discussion related to office administration; discussion and adoption of a budget; an Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a) to consider employment of an Executive Director of the Agency; and other business that may come before the board.


KWAPA is an interstate, intergovernmental agency formed to: (1) develop and implement a plan to align water supply and demand for the districts and landowners generally within the Klamath Reclamation Project on an annual and ongoing basis, conduct investigations related to the management of water resources, and generally act to provide beneficial water management; and (2) to coordinate studies relating to the acquisition of generation and transmission facilities for electrical energy, coordinate transmission service over various facilities, including those of the United States and the charges for such transmission service and the policies governing such transmission, coordinate and maintain reserve generating and transmitting capacity, coordinate the sale of surplus capacity of energy, coordinate the purchase of energy and the allocation of tax credits, funds, and other resources available to offset the cost of electrical energy, and provide coordination in the realization of benefits of any program or activity intended to minimize the overall cost of electricity for irrigation and drainage in the Klamath Reclamation Project.


William M. Ganong

Attorney at Law

514 Walnut Ave.

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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