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Klamath Water Users Association 7/3/07

Since 2002, the federal government has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Klamath Watershed (from the headwaters to the mouth of the Klamath River) for habitat restoration, water quality improvement and water conservation.  A breakdown of this funding shows that:

  • 2002 Fiscal Year Klamath funding was $75.9 million.
  • From 2003 2005 the average annual spending grew to over $86 million per year.
  • 2006 spending was $83.4 million
  • 2007 spending was $92.2 million
  • For 2008, the Presidents proposed budget for Klamath Spending is $86.3 million

Total Klamath Spending since 2002 is well over $500 million. The following chart represents a detailed breakdown of federal programmatic spending in the watershed over the last several years:




























                         Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Department of the Interior


Klamath Project


Enhancement Act Activities (Investigations to increase storage / conserve water)

Water Quality (On-Project)

Water Bank (On-Project)

Water Bank (Off-Project) (Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust)

Operations Plan EIS

Water Rights / Groundwater

Water Conservation

Science and Technology

Lease Land Management

Lease Land Operations

Land Management / Inventory (Hazardous Materials)

Endangered Species Act (BO requirements; Fish Screens, Passage Study, & Ladder)


Operations and Maintenance

Reimbursement O and M 2001


Trinity River


Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP - Includes some funding for tribal restoration activities)

Hoopa Valley Tribe (Minus funding received through TRRP)

Yurok Tribe (Minus funding received through TRRP)



                        U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Department of the Interior




Upper Klamath Restoration / JITW / Partners

Lower Klamath Basin Partnership

Acquisition of Water Rights (LWCF)

FERC Relicensing

Klamath River Basin Fisheries Restoration Act

Klamath Flow Study

Klamath Basin NWRC - Water Development

Klamath Basin Rangeland Trust

Klamath Basin NWRC - Barnes Tract land acquisition   /1

General Fisheries Activities

Trinity River Restoration

             /1.  FY 2006 Total for Barnes Tract Land Acquisition includes reprogramming



                          U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior


Upper Klamath


Water Program


Wood River Ranch Wetland Research

Runoff Forecasts produced by NRCS

Extension of Adult Sucker Behavioral Study

Modeling Hydrodynamics and Heat Transport in Upper Klamath Lake

Groundwater Optimization Modeling & Monitoring

Evaluation of Remediation Strategies for Sprague River

Evapotranspiration Measurements in Wetlands Environments

Internal Loading of Phosphorus to Upper Klamath Lake

Phosphorus Sources in the Sprague River Basin

Biology Program

Suckers-Effects of Water Quality

Suckers-Fisheries Investigation

Suckers-Movements & Behavior of Radio-tagged

Population Dynamics Modeling for Endangered Suckers

Spawning Habitat Requirements for Endangered Suckers

Distribution and Abundance of Endangered Juvenile Suckers Along Shortnose Habitats

Effects of Water Quality Variables on Health & Disease Susceptibility of Endangered Suckers

Bioenergetic Requirements of Endangered Juvenile & Adult Lost River and Shortnose Suckers

Adult Sucker Spawning Distribution & Production of Larval Suckers Above Chiloquin Dam

Juvenile Coho Salmon Survival Below Iron Gate Dam

Wood River Valley Nutrient Loading Study

Mark Recapture Analysis (Redirect PAT)

Physiological Development of Chinook

KFFS Technical Support and Assistance

    WFRC Science Management and Support (Includes Redirect Funding Support)

Lower Klamath

Water Program

Water Quality Monitoring Using Parcel Tracking Sampling

Streamflow Gages at 9 Sites

Biology Program

Redband Trout Instream Flow Study

Economic Analysis/TCM

Computer Models of Water Flow, Quality & Quantity

Survey River for Impact on Fish by Calibrat. SALMOD Model


                         Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior


Basin Wide

ESA - Conservation Implementation Program (CIP)

Klamath Tribes 

Wildlife and Parks

Klamath Indian Tribes' Water Rights Claims (Total)

Native American Rights Fund (Klamath Tribe Settlement)

Hardy Flow Study

Klamath River In-Stream Flows Assessments (FERC)

Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish and Water Commission

Chiloquin Dam (construction) /2

Chiloquin Dam (mitigation)

Karuk Tribe

Wildlife and Parks

Klamath River Technical consultants

Klamath Basin fisheries and water quality investigations

Hazardous Fuels

Integrated Resource Management Program

Hoopa Valley Tribe

Wildlife and Parks

Trinity River supplemental EIS

Trinity River instream flow litigation / negotiation

Hazardous fuels

Watershed Restoration

Water Management Plan and Predevelopment


Timber Harvest Initiative

Forest Development

Yurok Tribe

Wildlife and Parks

Hazardous fuels

Wildland Urban Interface

Watershed Restoration

Forest Development

Timber Harvest Initiative

Technical participation in Klamath River Basin management activities


         2/ 2005 actual includes $4.88 M reprogramming for Chiloquin Dam


                         National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior


Non-native brook trout removal - Crater Lake National Park

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (includes FERC)

Harzardous Fuels Reduction - Lava Beds National Monument

Harzardous Fuels Reduction - Crater Lake National Park (the portion within the basin)


Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior


Soil, Water, and Air Management

Rangeland Management

Forestry (Public Domain) Management

Riparian Management

Cultural Resources Management

Wildlife Management

Fisheries Management

Threatened and Endangered Species Management

Wilderness Management

Resource Management Planning

Annual Maintenance

Challenge Cost Share

Other Reimbursable

Wildland Fire Preparedness

Hazardous Fuels Reductions

Wild Urban Fuels Title IV

Forestry Pipeline Restoration Fund

Recreation Pipeline Restoration Fund

Forest Ecosystem Health & Recovery

O&C Annual Maintenance

Western Oregon Forest Management

O&C Reforestation

O&C Soil, Water & Air

O&C Wildlife

O&C Resource Management Planning

O&C Jobs in the Woods


Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Department of Agriculture


Conservation Technical Assistance

Watershed Restoration (PL-566(06))

Environmental Quality Incentives Program - Klamath (GSWC)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program - General (Klamath Comp. of National)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program Ground & Surface Water Conservation

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program

Wetlands Reserve Program

Grasslands Reserve Program

Snow Survey

Water Supply Forecasting

Resource Conservation and Development

Soil Survey

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (Buffers)

Conservation Reserve Program

Watershed (CTA) Assessment Phase II




U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Department of Agriculture


Road Improvement

Vegetation Stabilization


Stream Stabilization


Fuels Reduction


Fish Habitat Restoration


Forest Land Enhancement Program




 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce


Klamath Basin Tribes' restoration projects

Klamath Basin Projects

National Marine Fisheries Staff time

Coho Salmon Recovery:  Habitat Restoration

Coho Salmon Recovery:  Research

Coho Salmon Recovery:  Stat Match



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