Archive 94 - March 2010
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Sunday Bible verse, " Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Letter from Klamath County Central Committee to Congressman Tom McClintock, posted to KBC 3/27/10


NEW WEBSITE by Sprague River Flying T Salers Rancher Brandan Topham, including well-researched page on Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement:

Letter to Steve Kirk, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality, by Tom Mallams, Off-Project irrigator, posted to KBC 3/27/10. "Since the development of the Klamath Reclamation project, and irrigation development in the upper basin, there is a recorded increase of 30% in flows downstream (study done by Mark Van Camp, a hydrologist).  Without the project all the water from Lost River would never reach the Klamath River.  Before the project, Lost River ended up in  Tulelake and simply evaporated away there."

To CDFG / California Department of Fish and Game, from Craig Chenoweth 3/27/10. "We are tired of being threatened, bullied and told how the government is going to manage our land and water."

DEQ standards for Klamath River system are unreasonable, H&N editorial, posted to KBC 3/26/10

Studies about Klamath dam removal on track, H&N posted to KBC 3/26/10

Possible options for coho recovery discussed at Shasta-Scott meeting, Siskiyou Daily 3/26/10

Wheat leader seeks to represent Klamath, Capital Press 3/26/10. Scronce is on the board of Becky Hyde's new little group, UKWUA, that was allowed at the closed-door Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement/KBRA negotiation table. His opponent, incumbent Bill Garrard, was a host for the KBRA public input forum where every speaker and testimony unanimously opposed the KBRA and dam removal.

Walden expected to visit Klamath Falls, H&N 3/26/10

USDA NRCS (EQUIP) Drought Initiative deadline for Klamath Basin drought assistance is April 9, 2010

State board okays a dam on Klamath, The Triplicate, posted to KBC 3/21/10. "The department was instrumental in getting the federal power commission to order the company to build the dam to regulate the stream, which has fluctuated in such a manner as to cause frequent fish kills and endanger human life on the Klamath below the existing COPCO dam."

Shouldn’t water in storage go to agriculture, refuges? James Ottoman, letter to H&N 3/21/10

Columbia Basin Bulletin, posted to KBC 3/21/10. Includes local interests: Reclamation's New Northwest Director Karl Wirkus, Bull Trout Comment Period to April 5, Klamath Water Allocations, Wolves

Fellow Klamath Chamber Members, by Brandan Topham, Flying T Ranch, regarding Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, followed by RESPONSE by Chamber director Charles Masseyposted to KBC 3/21/10

Governor signs drought declaration for the region, H&N, posted to KBC 3/21/10

Klamath County Drought Declaration Request by Senator Doug Whitsett to Governor Ted Kulongoski (written 3/11/10)

Letter to the Capital Press, by David Oxley, Quarter Circle X Ranch, Klamath Falls,  posted to KBC 3/21/10  

To Capital Press regarding Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement editorial of 1/22/10, by Erika Bentsen. "Although my land is going to be crucified if this agreement is approved, I was not given a voice at any juncture in the structuring of this horrible proposal.  The "stakeholders" as the authors of this agreement call themselves, have baldly ignored the voices of senior water right holders, power rate payers, tax payers, and curious citizens with simple questions..."

NEWS RELEASE: Coordinated Federal Effort Allows for Klamath Project Water Deliveries in Drought-Stricken Basin, Dept of Interior 3/18/10

NEWS RELEASE: USDA Announces $2 Million Initiative To Help Drought-Stricken Klamath Farmers, USDA NRCS 3/18/10

Congressman (McClintock) still against water deal, H&N 3/18/10. " A townhall meeting in Tulelake this past weekend only strengthened U. S . Rep. Tom McClintock’s opposition to the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, the congressman said.

Senator (Whitsett) questions science behind rules, H&N 3/18/10 

Proposal for suction dredge mining by California Water Boards, 3/18/10

Check out the video on your Healthcare bill.

Klamath Water and Power Agency/KWAPA board meeting 3/16/10 at 1 p.m. at KID.

Klamath Water Report 3/7-3/14/10

3/15/10: Expect Water-Year Decision Thursday in Klamath Basin-OR Congressman Greg Walden: "Last week I met with top officials in Washington, D.C. from the Bureau of Reclamation to discuss the dire water situation in the Klamath Basin. I expect a decision Thursday on when the Bureau will turn on the water and how much they will make available to project farmers. The Governor has already indicated he will declare a disaster for the area. I’m in close contact with the Klamath County commissioners and farm leaders in the Basin."

House Water and Power Subcommittee Oversight Hearing - Remarks by Representative Tom McClintock, Auburn Journal, posted to KBC 3/15/10. "Farmers in the Klamath Valley in California and Oregon are now threatened with another complete shut-off of water for the amusement of the sucker fish. While additional hydroelectric dams and reservoirs have been placed on a slow-track to nowhere, the fast-track has been reserved for dam destruction."

Removing dams is just wrong-headed, by Vaudine Cullins 3/15/10, H&N

Job Announcement for Klamath Riverkeeper in Upper Klamath Basin--KBC NOTE: focus is mandating farmers and ranchers to abide by Clean Water Act, creating pristine water. Contact Riverkeeper founder and board member Craig Tucker, Karuk Tribal spokesman at the Klamath Agreement negotiation table. 3/15/10

Cook and Bennett to present county’s TMDL concerns, Siskiyou Daily News, posted to KBC

3/15/10* Calif. Congressman McClintock , Alturas & Tulelake Townhalls 3/13

*  PRESS RELEASE: Klamath Water Users Win Big in Oregon Supreme Court’s Ruling, Marzulla Law3/12/10

Supreme Court of Oregon: KID and irrigators vs US and Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen/PCFFA 3/11/10. (KBC NOTE: PCFFA petitioned against irrigators getting a continued affordable power rate, sued against them getting compensation for the government taking their deeded water in 2001, support studying removal of Keno dam with provides irrigation water in the Klamath Basin, yet they claim to be our 'friend' at the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement negotiations, promising money for power and less litigation....???????)

Specifically, the President proposed that

"These irrigation works should be built by the Government for actual settlers, and the cost of construction should, so far as possible, be repaid by the land reclaimed.  The distribution of the water, the divisions of the streams among irrigators, should be left to the settlers themselves, in conformity with the state laws, and without interference with those laws or with vested rights.  The policy of the National Government should be to aid irrigation in the several States and Territories in such a manner as will enable the people in the local communities to help themselves, and as will stimulate needed reforms in the State laws and regulations governing irrigation."

Klamath County Drought Declaration Request: letter to Governor Ted Kulongoski from Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett 3/11/10

DO NOT REMOVE THE DAMS! (Letter to Oregon Governor Kulongowski) by Shirley Fisher, Klamath River native, posted to KBC 3/10/10

Rom 8:16   "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Before the Messiah, in the Old Testament, the only ones to be called the children of God were angels (including fallen angels) and Adam. All other humans were sons of Adam.

Presentation on (Klamath)River, Clean Water Act, planned by Klamath Riverkeeper, Tuesday 5:30-7  (Clean Water Act raises hackles, Capital Press 7/2/09. "The move brings the country one step closer to the largest federal land grab in our history, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association said.") KBC NOTE: Riverkeeper opposed the KBRA, and was formed by Craig Tucker, board member and also supporter/stakeholder on Klamath Agreement as Karuk Tribal spokesman. Tuesday meeting supports CWA, which will destroy private property rights.

Let people vote on taking Klamath River dams out, H&N letter by Bonnie Parsons, posted to KBC 3/6/10.

Guarino gives board KBRA update, Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 3/7/10

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Review of bills and laws, posted to KBC 3/7/10, covering California Tiger Salamander, the Williamson Act and the “gas tax swap”.

(Klamath) Lake levels at record low, Outlook for irrigators varies in different parts of the Project, H&N 3/6/10

Dennis Linchicum filed for Klamath County Commissioner 3/2/10

(Klamath) County leaders headed to D.C., H&N 3/2/10

KWAPA 3/2/10

Pacific Power rate increase public comment

Klamath Tribes Dispute, H&N, posted 3/1/10
Views differ on tribal dispute
Opposition group discusses dispute
On the Web: Tribal information

Response from Klamath Tribes’ tribal council     
How tribal government works

Frost expressed concerns with the tribal vote on the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. She questioned a 19-day time frame, but said the bigger issue is that after the agreement was finalized, the Tribal council never presented the information to the general council."
Klamath tribal dispute - Group says tribal leaders were recalled, shouldn’t sign water deal, H&N 2/18/10
Klamath Tribal meeting ends in fight, 15 people were fighting or trying to break up fight, H&N 2/14/10
Tribes’ court restraining order issued, H&N 2/23/10

Oppose dam destruction, ‘dumbing down’ of USA, H&N letter by Homer Meeds, posted to KBC 3/1/10

Secret document reveals Obama considering 13 million acre land grab antiquities act abuses must end, posted to KBC 3/1/10

Monument extends into Klamath Basin, 3/1/10

Obama secret plan for monuments compels congressional action, posted 3/1/10

Merkley was first federal lawmaker to back water agreement, H&, posted to KBC 3/1/10

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