Quotes from the KBRA
* The January 2008
"Within one year of
the Effective Date, the
* 2010 version – who the
water will be taken from, where will it go, and who decides
|Verses from the KBRA Bible, Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, the new Law of the Land, with comments by Rex Cozzalio, Montague1/29/10|
|Did you know that in the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, 18.4 p 98 working draft May 6, "Climate Change: The parties will determine as early as practicable, whether and, if so, how long term climate change will affect the fisheries and communities of the Klamath Basin. The Parties will re-convene to negotiate in good faith any supplemental terms to this Agreement which may be made necessary by changes in the climate in order to achieve the Parties' goal of maintaining sustainable fisheries and communities." KBC Note: remember, the passel of 9 NGO's and endless government agencies and 2 farm reps are at the table in a non-consensus group. If the majority thinks the farmers need to give up more water to sustain fish....|
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement changes the purpose of
the Klamath Project. The Klamath Reclamation Project
was built solely for irrigation. Our settlers rerouted the lake water
into canals, lakes for storage for irrigation water, then
diverted it out of the Project, into the refuges and
"15.1.3. Modification of Klamath Reclamation Project Purposes. "The Parties support the following term in the federal Authorizing Legislation. The purposes of the Klamath Reclamation Project include irrigation, reclamation, domestic, flood control, municipal, industrial, power, National Wildlife Refuge, and fish and wildlife purposes." Continue reading the above link for the allocations for wetlands, refuge farmers and walking wetlands.
From a KBC Reader: "Whose power does this expand? What landowner rights does this diminish?"
|The KBRA and protections from the ESA: "20.4. Reservations. 20.4.1. Reservation of Rights by the Tribes.The Tribes hereby reserve their rights to enforce any Regulatory Approval, including biological opinions under the Endangered Species Act, contemplated by and Consistent with this Agreement under Applicable Law. The obligations of Section 20.3.B.iii (1) through (4), and iv (1) through (4), do not apply to such enforcement; provided that Section 7.4.2 is applicable. Further, nothing in this Agreement shall preclude any Tribe from pursuing or obtaining authority under 33 U.S.C. sections 1377(e) nor limit its obligations under any such authority."|
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement Page 80, Draft 11......Wildlife Refuge Lease Lands, walking
wetlands, measuring water: "...and all water
delivered into and taken out of Klamath Reclamation Project
will be measured."
Items of interest in
the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement:
HERE for text
Where to Look: Chinook, steelhead, coho, and lamprey introduced into the Klamath Basin?(KBRA11.1.2B)
Modification of Klamath Reclamation Project Purposes 15.1.3
Klamath Water and Power Agency/KWAPA considers "measures for short-term, intermittent, long-term, and permanent application to meet the purpose of the plan: conservation easements, forbearance agreements, conjunctive use programs, efficiency measures, land acquisitions, water acquisitions, groundwater development, groundwater substitution, other voluntary transactions, water storage, and any other applicable measures. 15.2.3
21.5. Reservation. By entering into this Agreement, NMFS and FWS are not prejudging the outcome of any process under the ESA and NMFS and FWS implementing regulations, and NMFS and FWS expressly reserve the right to make determinations and take actions as necessary to meet the requirements of the ESA and implementing regulations.
* See KBRA table of contents for studies and issues with climate change, refuge and walking wetlands allocations, groundwater measuring and control, rules for litigating, new governance, money for tribes, restoration, endangered fish introduction.
Klamath Tribe document of intensions - putting land into tax-exempt trust, ...intends to "buy back private lands....and secure funding for purchasing retired water rights, conservation easements...assert tribes senior water rights...expand gaming...exchange for federal lands..."
Recently circulated agenda of a KBRA secret PAIL meeting including mention of Keno Dam removal discussions 1/28/09
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