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The latest on TID well pumping.  TID (Tulelake Irrigation District) was told they must pump their wells, with no reimbursement, to keep Klamath Lake at required level, or there would be a water shut off---$200 million worth of crops in the ground.  The BOR sent much more water than required was sent down Klamath River this year....the irrigators are blackmailed into FIXING the problems of the entire Klamath River watershed, even when they have retired land and water rights this year, and conserved (forgone) water. 

The power company is filling its reservoir.  Is there extortion and blackmail happening down river and above the Klamath Project with a forced aquifer depleting?  No---only the Klamath Project is targeted. The USFWS does not even have a water plan. The water storage in the upper Klamath Basin are flooded wetlands now 92,000 acres), which were taken out of ag production for 'more water to go around'.  Rather than a brief irrigation, their standing water uses 2ce as much water as irrigation from absorption and evaporation. TNC has standing water everywhere.

 But here is how much groundwater  TID has been forced to pump.

TID WELLS (JULY 23, 2003)

TOTAL

DATE

TIME

DATE

TIME

METER

METER

AF

STATIC

PUMPING

SITE

STARTED

STARTED

CHECKED

CHECKED

GPM

CFS

START

PRESENT

PUMPED

HEAD

HEAD

1

7/16/03

11:45 AM

7/23/03

6:20 AM

10,500

23.4

3034.31

3034.31

0.00

24.9

32.7

Off 7/23

2

7/16/03

11:30 AM

7/23/03

6:35 AM

11,500

25.6

5259.52

5594.64

335.12

36.2

122.9

3

7/16/03

11:15 AM

7/23/03

6:45 AM

8,000

17.8

3091.46

3332.90

241.44

35.8

161.9

4

7/16/03

11:05 AM

7/23/03

7:00 AM

11,500

25.6

3282.42

3601.03

318.61

30.9

140.4

5

7/16/03

10:45 AM

7/23/03

7:10 AM

9,000

20.1

3816.14

4095.01

278.87

30.7

140.3

6

7/16/03

9:50 AM

7/23/03

7:25 AM

5,200

11.6

2684.48

2822.37

137.89

33.4

193.7

7

7/16/03

10:20 AM

7/23/03

7:50 AM

4,200

9.4

3452.56

3579.09

126.53

51.8

251.5

8

7/16/03

10:40 AM

7/23/03

8:35 AM

4,000

8.9

3352.80

3477.82

125.02

33.0

265.6

9

7/16/03

9:45 AM

7/23/03

8:10 AM

6,500

14.5

1599.72

1766.01

166.29

30.7

207.5

14

7/16/03

9:15 AM

7/23/03

9:10 AM

12,400

27.6

2913.32

3299.09

385.77

24.3

61.1

TOTAL CFS

184.5

TOTAL AF PUMPED JUNE 20 THRU JULY 1

3104.64

TOTAL AF PUMPED JULY 1 THRU JULY 9

2317.80

TOTAL AF PUMPED JULY 9 THRU JULY 16

2221.29

TOTAL AF PUMPED JULY 16 THRU JULY 23

2115.54

TOTAL PUMPED

9759.27

 

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