Conference call on water April 12 in Klamath;
OWRD to host OWRC conference call
For those in
Klamath Falls who cannot make it to the Oregon Water
Resources Commission meeting on April 12 in Salem, the
Oregon Water Resources Department has you covered.
teleconference call of a commission meeting will be hosted
by the department at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12 in Klamath
County Government Center.
commission will consider a proposal to repeal existing
Division 25 rules and adopt interim rules that govern
groundwater regulation in the Upper Klamath Basin in an
attempt to protect senior surface water rights.
will convene at OWRD’s headquarters, 725 Summer St., N.E, in
Salem and is open to the public.
The OWRD will
ask the commission to consider adoption of proposed rules
that manage groundwater and surface water in the Upper
meeting, OWRD will describe the process that the department
will use to regulate junior water rights when a valid call
is made by a senior surface water right holder or determined
field services division administrator, will present on the
department’s rulemaking process.
under consideration is in response to the termination of the
Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement.
seven-member Oregon Water Congress is comprised of
Chairperson Meg Reeves, of Corvallis; Bruce Corn, of
Ontario; Bob Baumgartner, of Tigard; Mike Faught, of
Ashland; Kathy Kihara, of Bend; Eric Quaempts, of Adams, and
Joe Moll, of Eugene.
may hold an executive session, which is closed to the public
but usually open to media representatives, pending executive
being considered for adoption is OAR 690-025-0020,
690-025-0025, and 690-025-0040.
information, contact Jennifer Ranstrom-Smith at
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