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Archive 155 - April 2015
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Public input requested by TID on new voting and district board requirements

Psalm 24:1-6  "The earth belongs to God! Everything in all the world is His! He is the one who pushed the oceans back to let dry land appear.  Who may climb the mountain of the Lord and enter where He lives?  Who may stand before the Lord?   Only those with pure hands and hearts, who do not practice dishonesty and lying. They will receive God's own goodness as their blessing from Him, planted in their lives by God Himself, their Savior. These are the ones who are allowed to stand before the Lord and worship the God of Jacob."

< Klamath River, Keno April 24, 2015.

Tribes make call for water. Water shutoffs could begin as early as next week, H&N 4/24/15. "Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry said the calls were made to elevate water levels to instream flows agreed upon by stakeholders in the (UKBCA) Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement... " (KBC Note: UKBCA is the latest component of the controversial KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement which calls for destruction of 4 hydro-electric Klamath River dams providing power to 70,000 households, permanent retiring of private water rights and downsizing agriculture, land gift to the Klamath Tribes, planting endangered fish into the warm waters of Klamath Lake, etc.)   

* Family Farm Alliance letter to KBC in 2012, said, "The Family Farm Alliance has never made, and does not intend to make, any statement supporting or opposing the KBRA."  Our organization has never taken any position on the KBRA, nor does it anticipate taking any such position.  The Family Farm Alliance advocates for Western irrigated agriculture on issues of general application, and does not typically address local or regional issues such as the KBRA."
* Family Farm Alliance letter to Congressman Walden supporting Klamath (dam removal) settlement agreements, posted to KBC 4/25/15, by unanimous vote of their board of directors
* Siskiyou County Water Users Association letter to Congressman Walden regarding Family Farm Alliance letter supporting KBRA/Klamath Hydrodam Removal Agreement, posted 4/25/15

Bureau of Reclamation News Release: Therese O’Rourke Bradford Selected as the New Area Manager for the Klamath Basin Area Office in Klamath Falls, Oregon, 4/23/15. Resume: "Regulatory Branch Chief for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...U.S. Forest Service...Nature Conservancy...primary architect for the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.."
Related Articles:
Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan..."
Coachella Valley ... Conservation Plan: "
The CVMSHCP is a regional conservation plan comprising of close to 1.14 million acres...Project Advisory Group (PAG) was created employing a diverse range of contributors including the CVWD, University of California, Sierra Club, Building Industry Association, Nature Conservancy, and many others."
Additional reading: Lessons from area-wide, multi-agency habitat conservation plans in California
California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project

< Lower Klamath Refuge April 24, 2015
Ron Cole, (former) Klamath Basin Refuge Manager, alerts Audubon groups that there is not enough water on refuges because farmers can't afford the power bills to pump it into the refuges and river on Feb. 10, posted 3/29/12

(Klamath Project) Groundwater program is a go, H&N, 4/21/15 "  Klamath Water and Power Agency (KWAPA) has funds to help Klamath Project irrigators draw up to 40,000 acre-feet of groundwater this season... The groundwater program will reimburse irrigators for energy costs to pump groundwater, plus $20 per acre-foot...OWRD recommends irrigators only pump 15,000 acre feet this year...Project irrigators pumped roughly 84,000 acre-feet last year, causing the water table to fall up to 4 feet in some areas."
KWAPA is a "
governing body organized under the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement... Along with removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, it (the KBRA) seeks stabilized power rates and water supply for irrigators and the use of public funds to buy private land for the Klamath Tribes. "

Land idling program almost capped out. More than 600 applications filed for nearly 32,000 acres, H&N 4/17/15

Modoc County supports pact; Supervisors vote to support Klamath water agreements, H&N 4/17/15. (The Modoc County Supervisor's agenda was not on their website previous to their meeting regarding support of the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement) 

Tribes discussing land base options for water pact. Private timber or acquiring national forest land an option, H&N 4/16/15

John 15:5-8  I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Drought declared in Klamath, H&N 4/7/15

‘Agreements’ are attack on Basin’s agricultural economy, letter to the editor Herald and News by Ken Smith, posted to KBC 11/13/15. "certain vested interests, government bureaucrats and tribes have forced other parties (farmers and ranchers) to a negotiation table by threatening economic harm and then demanded terms unfavorable to the parties forced to the table. A better term for this is 'extortion' "

Matthew 28:1-8 "Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat on it.  His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel said, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him.  Behold, I have told you.' So they went quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word." Sent by Frank Tallerico 4/4/15

KWAPA meeting April 7

Psalms 30: 11-12: "You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent, O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!"

KWAPA / Klamath Water And Power Agenda April 7, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Chemtrail pilot blows the lid off operation indigo skyfold, April 2, 2015.

(Klamath) Basin water year looking dire, H&N 4/2/15. "As of Wednesday, Upper Klamath Lake was 94 percent full...Although the Basin has received above normal precipitation this winter, and much of the region will experience showers in the next week, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorizes the Basin as being in 'extreme drought.' "

Refuges seeking contracts with farmers by April 3rd. Agreements are crop share and growers are responsible for all growing costs, H&N 3/26/15

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