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Archive 185 - October 2017
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NEW - KBC's KRRC / Klamath River Renewal Corporation (Dam Destruction Group) Page  
* 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.

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
"Open House comments will not be incorporated into the official public records of the government agencies ..."

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.

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..."

Reward offered for info on wolf-killing poacher, H&N 10/26/17 "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..."

$375 million in cannabis seized by Siskiyou in 2017, H&N 10/25/17

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."

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...."

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..."

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

“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.

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

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

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