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 ARCHIVE 41 - October 2005
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Tulelake Irrigation District well report, posted to KBC 11/2/05

Scott River TMDL action plan in process, Siskiyou Daily News 10/31/05

State agency explains its mandate Public comment for Scott River TMDL ends Nov. 3, Pioneer Press posted to KBC 10/30/05

Recovery Act offers viable alternative to Endangered Species bill, Mary Bono for The Desert Sun 10/30/05

Lawyer: Species act needs changes, News Review, posted to KBC 10/30/05

Klamath Irrigators slammed by court with science bought and paid for,  57 per cent of farmer's water isn't enough; Klamath farmers are devastated by appeals court ruling, Klamath Courier posted to KBC 10/29/05 "Dr. Thomas B. Hardy is the person who was contracted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish Indian water rights and to be an expert witness for (and paid for by) the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the Klamath River water adjudication process...The NMFS officials, who wrote the Biological Opinion, chose to discard the National Research Council's conclusions and adopt the Hardy ‘science’. ."

Klamath Report Questionedfrom the archives, Siskiyou Daily News. This is an article summarizing some of the flaws in the DFG and draft Hardy reports.

Water meeting packed 150 attend water quality meeting, where assumptions verses science is the problem, say landowners, YREKA, Pioneer Press 10/30/05

Fisheries Task Force stirs up health concerns; Are your tax dollars well-spent? Klamath Courier posted to KBC 10/29/05

Commission considered proposed revisions to Oregon Wolf Plan, 10/28/05

Stakeholders aim to fashion their own Klamath plan, Capital Press 10/28/05  HERE for Chadwick page. Klamath Basin stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Oregon Water Resources Commission met with Klamath Commissioners and Irrigators 10/31/05, submitted article
State Water Commission meets Thursday in Klamath; agenda includes tour of basin, H&N 10/26/05.
Commission rejects Basin water petition, H&N 7/30/05
Waterwatch, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, PCFFA, etc petitioned to influence Oregon Water Resource Commission at a meeting Friday, July 30, to end  further water appropriations in the Klamath Basin. The following letters are from Klamath Water Users Association and Senator Doug Whitsett:
* Letter by Klamath Water Users to Oregon Water Resource Commission regarding Water Appropriations in the Klamath Basin, 7/27/05.
*Letter by Senator Whitsett to Oregon Water Resource Commission regarding Water Appropriations in the Klamath Basin, 7/27/05.

CA Farm Bureau to host dinner auction, H&N 10/27/05

Klamath Lake levels and river flows, H&N 10/27/05. Go HERE for more.

Klamath Basin residents get land use awards, H&N 10/27/05

Ninth circuit to review salmon suit, H&N 10/27/05 "The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will review a $1 billion lawsuit filed by members of the Klamath Tribes against PacifiCorp for lost salmon fishing in the Klamath Basin."

Politicians Get Earful On Salmon Harvest, Canadian Interceptions, Fishletter 10/27/05 "With salmon recovery plans nearly completed for several Northwest regions, some stakeholder groups are wondering if stocks can actually recover if half of the fish are still being caught before they reach their spawning beds. Canada is a major culprit, they told a Congressional panel a couple of weeks ago."

PRESS RELEASE: Pombo, Resources Committee Members Vow to Protect Private Property, 10/27/05

PRESS RELEASE: Don't Hand the Internet Over to U.N. Next Month's Summit Could Lead to Internet Taxation, CA Congressman Doolittle 10/27/05

Lawmakers renew push to break up 9th Circuit, Headwaters 10/27/05

Irrigators and BOR share historic birthday, Pat Ratliff, Klamath Courier posted to KBC 10/27/05

Editorial: Final court for fish, Judges ordering rewrite of water plans, SacBee editorial 10/27/05

Klamath Irrigation District attorneys Nancie and Roger Marzulla filed an appeal motion in the  U. S. Federal Court of Claims on Friday, October 21.  Filed were a Motion To Certify the Takings Issue for appeal and the supporting memorandum. The United States has 28 days from October 21, 2005 to file its response.  Thank you Barb Hall for submitting this. You'll find links to other Klamath Irrigation District, et al., vs United States of America legal documents on KBB's  You Need to Know - Klamath Irrigators "Taking" Suit in the U. S. Federal Court of Claims. posted to KBC 10/26/05

Here is the most well-read, comprehensive article written that encompasses 2001 all on one page,  High and Dry in the Klamath Basin by William F. Jasper 9/10/2001 The New American Magazine, posted (again) to KBC 10/25/05

Questions by graduate student on dam relicensing issue, answers by KBC, Student Page 10/23/05

Western Siskiyou County awesome website!. It contains excellent links. Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5 Marcia Armstrong has researched exceptionally informative documents at Indian Matters.

Where did the federal Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force money go?, Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 10/23/05

Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5 Marcia Armstrong's Oral testimony on the economic impacts of the proposed Scott River TMDL, posted to KBC 10/23/05

Lake Levels, River Flows posted to KBC 10/23/05

Power, water inextricably linked in Klamath, Capital Press posted to KBC 10/23/05

Oregon Native Fish Status Report Comments by Oct 24

Klamath Water Users Weekly Update Oct 21, 2005  
*  KWUA Response to Ninth Circuit Decision
* Correction from last issue
Quote of the Week: 

Klamath Project back in the crosshairs, H&N 10/21/05

Growers report decent onion season, H&N 10/21/05

Environmentalists claim victory in Klamath River water ruling, San Francisco, Siskiyou Daily News 10/21/05

Klamath Water Users host Endangered Species Act tour for Senate committee staff
Irrigators, Tribes, County Commissioners, fishermen and The Nature Conservancy discuss ESA amendment
Klamath Courier Report, posted to KBC 10/20/05

Governor vetoes well meters, Pioneer Press posted to KBC 10//20/05

Scott TMDL out to Public, Public comment will be accepted until Nov. 2, 2005, Pioneer Press posted to KBC 10/20/05

Erickson is CowBelle of the Year, Pioneer Press 10/20/05

County to U.S.: Act on bird or we'll sue, The World Link.com 19/20/05

Salmon study raises many questions, H&N 10/20/05

BLM public comment Oct. 21

 Letter from Senator Doug Whitsett regarding Measure 37, 10/19/05

Court tosses Bush plan for Klamath water, Oregonian 10/19/05
Water Plan for Klamath Is Rejected, LA Times 10/19/05

Klamath River Basin Fisheries Task Force Oct 19-20

Forests suddenly off-limits to pickers, Register Guard, posted to KBC 10/18/05 "Oregon's wild-mushroom industry is worth between $10 million and $100 million annually, said David Pilz, a forest mycologist at Oregon State University."
Go HERE for more on Oregon's economic demise.

USDA decides not to close FSA offices, Capital Press 10/18/05

Response to  'Salmon Return to Klamath',  H&N Letter to the Editor by Steve Cheyne, Klamath Basin farmer 10/17/05

Salmon test in Upper Klamath Lake a major step, H&N Phil Detrich, Fish and Wildlife 10/17/05

Salmon to return to Klamath, H&N 10/16/05

'It's a celebration of the end of harvest.'  H&N 10/16/05

Tulelake Homesteader and Master Sgt. Paul Rogers Dies, 10/16/05.

HERE for letter from President Harry Truman and article about Rogers from 2001. "To you who answered the call of your country and served in it's armed forces to bring total defeat of the enemy, I extend the heartfelt thanks of a grateful nation..."

Court's power plant decision fails on real issues, COB letter by Bill Brock posted to KBC 10/16/05

PacifiCorp sale to enterprise still planned, H&N posted to KBC 10/16/05

Lake Levels/river flows posted to KBC 10/16/05

The terrific tuber comes through in the end, H&N 10/15/05

Weekly Klamath Water Users Update Oct 14, 2005  
* Water Users Celebrate Centennial
* KWUA Hosts Senate Staff
* Water Users to Present at Winter Wings Fest
* Justices to Measure CWA Reach
* Study: Cattle Grazing May help Listed Species
* Quote of the Week,
"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field". - Dwight D. Eisenhower

A Study Shows Cattle Grazing May Help Endangered Species, All Headline News posted 10/15/05.

Klamath Project celebrates 100 years with promise, Capital Press 10/14/05

Irrigators: secure your base, Capital Press 10/14/05

Two views: The Endangered Species Act, Oregonian 10/14/05

KWUA Centennial Celebration, 100-Year Success Story
October 11 marked the 100-year celebration of the Klamath Project. Bureau of Reclamation with 200 people attending.
Bureau Commissioner John Keys was the keynote speaker, congratulating the Project Irrigators on the hard work of developing and caretaking the their farms and refuges.
Dave Solem, Klamath Irrigation District manager and KWUA  board of director, and on the power, science and legal committees, was given an award for his outstanding service to the water users and his community.
Lyn Long, KWUA board of directors, received the Community Service award for his outstanding committment and service as former chairman of the KWUA power committee. These men have spent virtually thousands of hours devoted to the goals of sound science, affordable power and water certainty for basin irrigators.

Commissioner Keys

photos by David Krizo

Dave Solem

Lyn Long

KWUA centennial celebration speech by Greg Addington, KWUA Executive Director 10/11/05
KWUA centennial celebration speech by Steve Kandra, President KWUA Board of Directors 10/11/05
KWUA centennial celebration power committee speech by Scott Seus, Chairman KWUA power committee 10/11/05

PLF Takes Chinook Salmon Fishing Case to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pacific Legal Foundation posted to KBC 10/13/05

Letter to the Washington Post regarding amendment to the ESA, 10/11/05

Changes to ESA debatable, 2 letters to the editor and responses by Tim Mayer, Hood River, and Dan Keppen, Family Farm Alliance in Klamath Falls, the Oregonian, and Hood River News, 10/13/05

Landowners Warned To Be Wary Of Any Conservation Easement, Livestock Weekly News posted to KBC 10/13/05

Commissioner dedicates passage, H&N 10/12/05

New court ready to tackle property rights issues, Corvallis Gazette-Times 10/12/05

Endangered salmon numbers hurt by fishing, Corvallis Gazette-Times 10/12/05

Water act limits on high court agenda, Oregonian 10/12/05

PacifiCorp says sale won't affect issues, H&N 10/11/05

Senate staffers involved with changes to ESA visit Basin, H&N 10/11/05

California Farm Bureau Friday Review, posted to KBC 10/11/05

KWUA annual meeting with keynote speaker Bureau of Reclamation
Commissioner John Keys Oct 11.. Also there will be a power report
and KWUA update.

BOR MEDIA ADVISORY - Commissioner John Keys to Speak in Klamath Falls on October 11, 2005 (at fish screen and KWUA centennial celebration)

Klamath articles regarding Commissioner Keyes:
Bureau Commissioner John Keyes 'On Point', July 19, 2005, transcript.
CEQ, The Nature Conservancy and Reclamation Announce Plans to Partner on Water Availability, TNC 4/2/03

Sunday Prayer, see PRAYER PAGE: October 9, 2005

Family Farm Alliance October newsletter 10/9/05, pdf file.

Honor the Klamath Water Users Klamath Water Users Association invites you to attend their annual meeting celebrating 100 years of the Klamath Project, by Klamath Courier Reporter posted to KBC 10/8/05 "This centennial celebration is an opportunity for us to look back at the last 100 years and be proud of what has been accomplished here," said Greg Addington, KWUA Executive Director. "This is a joint celebration with our partners the Bureau of Reclamation."

Bureau of Rec photo: In the Tulelake Basin, the U.S. government allowed farmland to be homesteaded with preference to war veterans.  This photo was taken after WWII at a Bureau of Reclamation drawing from a pickle jar.  Deeds to land with water appurtenant to that land were signed by the President of the United  States.


KWUA PRESS RELEASE: ESA educational tour slated for Columbus Day weekend, posted to KBC 10/8/05

Endangered Species Act fails test of time by Congressman Richard Pombo, posted to KBC 10/8/05

California Pesticide Bill AB-1011, posted 10/8/05

Northwest Congressmen to hold salmon survival meetings, CB Bulletin posted to KBC 10/8/05

Growing season coming to a close, H&N posted to KBC 10/8/05

NWRA daily news for OCT 7 posted to KBC 10/8/05

NWRA daily news for Oct 6, posted to KBC 10/8/05

Bureau of Reclamation:
2000 Klamath Project crop report for Oregon
2000 Klamath Project crop report for California (The year 2000 was the last year that the Bureau compiled crop reports so have no compilation of 2001-2005. We now aren't able to see the impacts of 2001 and the 100,000 acre-foot annual mandatory waterbank on Project crop production. If anyone knows if any Project crop reports have been compiled since 2000, please let us know at KBC.
Bureau of Reclamation 2005 Klamath waterbank fact sheet, posted to KBC 10/8/05

Pope Ranches ranks sixth in Oregon for Angus registration, H&N 10/6/05

Klamath Lake Levels and River Flows 10/6/05 H&N

Rain extending potato harvest, H&N 10/6/05

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Bull Trout, FWS posted to KBC 10/6/05

TNC in the Klamath Basin--Fact Sheet of Land Acquisition

Latest edition of agriculture resource directory available, H&N 10/6/05

Conservation district to hold annual dinner meeting, H&N 10/6/05

KWUAWeekly Update posted to KBC Oct 2, 2005   
* KWUA Centennial Celebration
* House Passes ESA Improvement Bill
* Klamath Project Power Rates
* House Panel Considers Otter (Pesticide) Bill
* Quote of the Week

PRESS RELEASE: Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, co-sponsored by Walden, advances to Senate; House recognizes need to update ineffective, 32-year-old law, posted to KBC 10/2/05

House Votes for New Limits on Endangered Species Act, New York Times posted to KBC 10/2/05

Family Farm Alliance Representatives Highlight Agriculture Needs at Colorado River Symposium, Family Farm Alliance posted to KBC 10/2/05

Good science, peer review vital for ESA, H&N posted to KBC 10/2/05

Water, aquifer depletion, in other places: Diminishing water supply threatens E. Washington farmers By Washington State Senator Mark Schoesler, posted to KBC 10/2/05

Sheepdog finals Bonanza Sept 30-Oct 2





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