Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
January 9, 2007
We want to again extend our thanks to the two groups who financially supported Klamath Basin Crisis website in 2006, Oregon Women for Agriculture and Ganger Insurance, and also our past supporters? Your support is very much needed to help fund the services that we provide.
Also thank you to others who have performed services or otherwise contributed to KBC in 2006: Global Machinery Network, Global Creations, Klamath Media (Pat Ratliff), Anders Tomlinson, Lewie Baker, and Larry Turner. And to the many people who send us comments, stories, forward articles, and participate in our discussion forum, thank you.
Services that we at KBC
continue to provide for our readers: daily Klamath
Basin news related to
our water and ESA situations, science, meeting
notices, newspaper and magazine articles,
commentaries, well reports, crop reports,
archives, real people stories, issues, prayer,
Klamath River Tributaries, transcripts of
meetings, tours and speeches from videotape, KWUA
reports, press releases, photos, wildlife,
weather, river flows, and lake levels. We share
our website with fishermen, miners and timber
communities who have information and articles
regarding their fight to use and manage resources
and keep their communities whole.
We answer several calls and/or emails weekly from our readers needing information, connections or contacts. We work with Klamath Water Users Association, and also host a subweb for Tulelake Growers Association. We average 20–30 hours per week working on this website.
The goal of KBC remains the same—to preserve irrigated agriculture in the Klamath Basin. We do not support the current ‘water bank’ that is taking over 100,000 acre feet of water from irrigators annually in spite of National Academy of Science findings that lake-level/river-flow management is not scientifically justified. We believe this water bank is devastating the farm economy, and according to Oregon Water Resources, it is depleting our aquifer by five feet per year.
We support extra water storage and peer-reviewed science. And we are dedicated to making available facts about the Klamath Basin and irrigators. And we are dedicated to exposing schemes to downsize or hamper agriculture in the Klamath Basin.
We made a section of KBC to
include fishermen and farmers working together. We
attended the 3-day Klamath Watershed Conference in
Redding, a Yreka meeting with miners and
fishermen, and the FERC public meeting to make
available this information.
Some of the past projects we’ve done for KBC readers were videotaping and transcribing a tour of the Klamath Project and a tour by the Klamath Tribes of the forest they hope to acquire, and tours of the Fish and Wildlife refuges with farmland.
We have expenses
of web costs, film, still and video camera
equipment, computer equipment, transcriber fees,
gas, office supplies, and travel expenses. Our
annual web costs alone of DSL connection and web
server come to around $800. Currently all costs
and labor are borne by us, with the help of
contributions. We had two donations
in 2006 which helped pay webcosts and purchase a
new computer for the website. We also bought a
camera and equipment to better tell our story on
video and with still photography.
Thank you for visiting KBC. If you'd like to contribute financially, please send checks to:
PO Box 314
Tulelake, CA 96134
If you'd like to email us, or contribute stories or services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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