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Tulelake Irrigation District

 TID

TID monthly meetings, the 2nd Monday
of each month, usually 8pm at TID office.

In 2001, when the Bureau of Reclamation shut off irrigation water to 1400 Klamath Basin Irrigators, California granted TID money for emergency wells to be used to keep crops and/or cover crops alive.

By 2005, the National Marine Fishery Service's Biological Opinion demands over 100,000 acre feet of water from irrigators to be used to raise the lake levels and river flows, contrary to the recommendations of the National Academy of Science. They take stored irrigation water and groundwater. Following are:

Well Reports: water levels and water
pumped by TID wells

Tulelake Irrigation District wells information 5/4/09.

Tulelake Irrigation District Fact Sheet May 2009: acres, pumps,
automation, power cost and increases for drain pumping.

 

 

* TULELAKE IRRIGATION DISTRICT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
TULELAKE IRRIGATION DISTRICT OFFICE
AGENDA
Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:00 a.m.
1. Call to Order and Roll Call.
2. Public Comment Period.
3. Approve Resolution #2016-1  Requesting District Election.
4. KID Issues - Recall and C-Flume

TID board meeting agenda for 6/13/16

2/9/16 TID meeting

TID regular public board meeting Tuesday Feb 9th--Watershed Conditions, Adjudication, Takings and KWAPA, TID legislation, boundary modification, etc..

Tulelake Irrigation District Special Board Meeting Agenda 8/25/15

Tulelake Irrigation District well reports to 8/17/15

Tulelake Irrigation District irrigation well data and well water levels 7/24/15.

Tulelake Irrigation District public meeting agenda 7/13/15.

Tulelake Irrigation District well data 6/26/15

Public Comments Right Away - AB 386 as Amended, a bill to change TID’s Board Director qualifications and voting eligibility/process of TID elections. Vote would be by acreage, not one vote per landowner, and directors must own or represent owned land, but not necessarily live within district they would represent. Introduced by Assemblyman Dahle. TID would like input on the new plan. Send comments to Tulelake Irrigation District, PO Box, Tulelake, CA 96134 -- 3/24/15

Tulelake Irrigation District public meeting 2/9/15, 8 a.m.

Tulelake Irrigation District special meeting 12/19/14 at TID office 10 a.m: vote by acreage rather than one vote per person, change director's eligibility, water measurement, and change district boundaries.

Groundwater study group meets Nov. 18. Residents can find out more about groundwater rules, H&N, posted to KBC 11/16/14. KBC Note: The KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement mandates Klamath Basin irrigators to have a groundwater management plan which will control how much groundwater an irrigator may use on their own property, mandating 'no adverse impacts'. What constitute an "adverse impact" will be decided by tribes, environmental groups, government agencies and a few farmers. Tulelake Irrigation District has already installed this mandate of the KBRA. However, they did tell their constituents that their plan "is not a requirement of...the KBRA..." and "will not regulate groundwater within the Plan area."

Tulelake Irrigation District public meeting November 6, 6 p.m., Firehall, regarding mandatory water quality permits. Also to be discussed will be redistricting and voting for TID board members based on how many acres you farm.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water pumped Sept 12-19
TID well water levels 9/19/13

Tulelake Irrigation District public board meeting agenda for 9/9/13

TID wells groundwater pumped August 15-22, 2013.
TID groundwater levels 8/24/13

TID well report: groundwater pumped 7/25/13.
TID well water levels 7/25/13.

TID well water pumped July 4-11
TID well water levels 7/11/13

TID well water pumped June 20-27th
TID well water levels 6/27/13

Tulelake Irrigation District / TID monthly public meeting agenda 6/10/13:
* Update on Water Operations
* Update on Adjudication and Authorization for Manager Approving Call on Upstream Water Users.

*
Update on KWAPA.

TID well use May 30 - June 6, 2013
TID well water levels 6/6/13

TID well water pumped May 16-23
TID well water levels 5/23/13

Tulelake Irrigation District / TID public meeting 5/13/13: water operations, walking wetland policy for 2013, KWAPA proposal for TID well pumping, adjudication, GMP

TID well water pumped in 2013 as of 5/9/13
TID well water levels 5/9/13

Final TID groundwater management plan April 2013. Formal protests must be before end of meeting April 25th. HERE for meeting information

Tulelake Groundwater Management Plan last public hearing April 25, 2013, 10 a.m. Fire Hall. "At any time prior to the conclusion of the April 25 hearing, any landowner within TID may file a protest to the adoption of the Plan in accordance with California Water Code..."

TID well water levels, posted to KBC 4/13/13

Tulelake Irrigation District monthly public board meeting 4/8/13

TID monthly board meeting agenda 3/11/13

February 27, 2013 Tulelake Irrigation District's groundwater management plan public meeting #3.
Tulelake Irrigation District groundwater management draft plan February 2013

Tulelake Irrigation Public Meeting Agenda for Monday Feb. 11 at noon.

Tulelake Irrigation District monthly public meeting agenda, NOON 1/14/13

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted to KBC 1/7/13

TID regular board meeting agenda for 11/13/12
TID Groundwater Management Plan Fact Sheet for 11/15/12 meeting
The TID fact sheet says the groundwater management plan "is not a requirement or, and is not being developed for, the Klamath Basin  Restoration Agreement (KBRA) or the 'On-Project Plan' of the KBRA."
Pages 66-76 of the KBRA detail mandates of the "groundwater management plan" and managing groundwater to not cause "adverse impacts."
10/8/11: KBC corrections and explanations in response to criticisms by TID and engineer Dan Keppen of our 8/29 notes of TID groundwater management plan meeting  There are also some notes from TID's 9/20 public meeting, and the Water for Power meeting quotes and audio, by KBC editor.

*TID/Tulelake Irrigation District public meeting on groundwater management plan Nov 15, 10 a.m. Firehall

TID/Tulelake Irrigation District board of directors voted to approve the following First Amendment to the KBRA 11/13/12

* First Amendment to the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, released 10/12/12. Will be voted on at your irrigation district meetings, on 11/13 at TID. Read very carefully, 21 pages. Were you irrigators sent a copies? Did you help form your new laws, or have a vote?

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 10/10/12

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 9/20/12.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 8/30/12

Tulelake Irrigation District wells pumped August 15-23
TID well water levels August 15-23

Tulelake Irrigation District wells pumped Aug. 9-15, 2012
TID well water levels 8/15/12.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels as of 8/1/12.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report, and well water levels 7/6/12

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 6/14/12.
TID well water pumped 6/7 - 6/14/12

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted to KBC 5/12/11.

Groundwater program begins signing up well owners for 2012 growing season, posted to KBC 1/26/12

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 1/9/12

Tulelake Irrigation District well water level report 11/4/11

Tulelake Irrigation District's Water Management Plan, 10/10/11, was drafted by MBK engineers. p 15: "A 1998 Reclamation draft report...determined the overall effective efficiency of the Lower Klamath Basin as a whole is between 90 and 95 percent. The efficiency is a result of available tailwater and lateral losses for uses within the Project. This report concluded that little could be gained through increased on‐farm efficiency within the Project area. The report also stated that careful consideration should be taken prior to implementing various water use efficiency measures since they would reduce supplies to downstream water users; and therefore, potentially impact and reduce the overall Project efficiency." KBC NOTE: This document including maps gives the reader a general idea of the history, layout, and efficiency of the Klamath Project.

10/8/11: KBC corrections and explanations in response to criticisms, of our 8/29 notes of TID groundwater management plan meeting, by TID and Family Farm Alliance Executive Director and engineer Dan Keppen. There are also some notes from TID's 9/20 public meeting, and the Water for Power meeting quotes and audio, by KBC editor.

Resolution proposed in Tulelake Irrigation District case (regarding KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement), Siskiyou Daily, posted to KBC 9/18/11

Stipulation for Judgement, Proposed Order Case No. SC CV CV 10-0463 Posted 9/15/11  
TULELAKE IRRIGATION DISTRICT, Plaintiff,
v.
ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE VALIDITY OF AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BY TULELAKE IRRIGATION DISTRICT ENTITLED
“KLAMATH BASIN RESTORATION AGREEMENT FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF PUBLIC AND TRUST RESOURCES AND AFFECTED COMMUNITIES” AND “KLAMATH HYDROELECTRIC SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT”;
Defendants.
COUNTY OF SISKIYOU; SISKIYOU COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Tulelake Irrigation District Agenda of 9/12/11 meeting: groundwater management plan, KBRA validation lawsuit stipulation, ....The board approved both of those issues. The public was not allowed to see the stipulation for Judgement Case.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 9/7/11

Tulelake Irrigation District hollared at those expressing concerns about the groundwater management plan at public meeting #1, by KBC, posted to KBC 9/3/11. KBC NOTE: The management plan is mandated in the KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement On Project plan

Tulelake Irrigation District will be developing an On-Project Ground Water Management Plan. Public Hearing  August 29th, 9 a.m. This is a mandate in the KBRA. FOLLOWED BY AB 3030. "They must publish the resolution of intention." KBC NOTE: TID put this notice in the Herald and News amongst the legal section in back of the paper. It was not send to landowners or irrigators.

Tulelake Irrigation District public hearing on groundwater management plan 8/19/11

Tulelake Irrigation District will be developing an On-Project Ground Water Management Plan. Public Hearinging August 29th, 9 a.m.

 

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 8/2/11

TID well water levels 4/14/11

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 3/10/11

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 2/8/11

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted 11/17/10.

All Tulelake Irrigation District wells are off and attached is the final total of acre-ft pumped for 2010.
TID well water levels 10/18/10

TID well water levels 9/30/10

TID well water levels from 2001 to 9/16/10

HERE for effects of pumping our aquifer instead of being allowed to use our stored irrigation water

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report 8/30/10. KBC NOTE: This includes the TID wells nearest the town of Merrill and Malin where more than 40 wells have gone dry or disabled since water was withheld from many farms and the aquifer is being pumped to irrigate crops this year.

* Tulelake Irrigation District lawsuit on KBRA; must respond by 7/30/10

Tulelake Irrigation District public meeting at Tulelake Fairgrounds May 12, 10 a.m. regarding water availability.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 4/30/10
TID well pumping report 4/22-4/30/10

TID well pumping 04/14/10-04/22/10
TID well water levels 4/22/10

Thursday April 22, 10 a.m. Tulelake Irrigation District special meeting

Tulelake Irrigation District board of directors, January 14, voted unanimously to tentatively approve the KBRA and Klamath Hydroelectric Agreements. The first public input meeting will be 1/21/10. They did not attend the public input meeting in Klamath Falls, and evidently they deem the wishes of their constituents unimportant. Facts these directors know:
* the affordable power rate promised to the irrigators is determined by the Secretary of the Interior, and any lower rate accomplished must be paid back.
sec.17.3.2.B
* any block of water promised to the irrigators after they downsize tens of thousands of acres of ag land, and relinquish control to the feds and enviros, will still be subject to Endangered Species Act, Biological Opinions, Climate Change studies, and tribal demands.
* There is no immunity from the above regulations or from lawsuits which have already begun.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted to KBC 1/14/10

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 12/3/09

Tulelake Irrigation District monthly meeting 11/9/09

Tulelake Irrigation District board meeting agenda for 10/12/09

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 10/7/09

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report, posted to KBC 9/17/09

* Walking Wetland Controversy, and Bureau of Reclamation blackmail Issues, by KBC reporter July 19, 2009

Tulelake Irrigation District Agenda July 13, 2009

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report 6/15/09

TID meeting agenda 5/8/09

Tulelake Irrigation District well report 5/8/09

Tulelake Irrigation District well information 5/4/09.

Tulelake Irrigation District held informational public meeting, by KBC, edited by TID, 4/16/09.

Tulelake Irrigation District well report 5/8/09

Tulelake Irrigation District well reports April 7, 2009

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels posted 1/13/09

1/12/09 TID monthly meeting, 8 pm. district office (Tulelake Irrigation District board elected Sid Staunton to fill the place of the late Ed Baley for a two year term. John Crawford was elected president of the board, Jim Havlina veep. Gary Wright and Bill Heiney are also on the board.)

President of the Board of Tulelake Irrigation District, Ed Baley, passed away Saturday December 27.  Ed had been on the Board since 1966 and president of the Board since 1985.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted 12/3/08

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted 11/25/08

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted 9/7/08

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 7/24/08

Tulelake Irrigation  District agenda for Monday, July 14, 8pm meeting. "Directors terms are expiring and they are up for re-election.  If no one runs against them, then there is no actual "election".  They just retain their position.  In the event someone decides to run against one of them, it would be on the ballot in November for that division."

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 6/18/08

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 5/6/08

Tulelake Irrigation District well report 4/17/08

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels from February 22, 2008

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted 1/13/08

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report 12/5/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 11/6/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 10/27/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 10/9/07

Tulelake Irrigation District water levels, posted to KBC 9/29/07, "We are done pumping the wells.  We have more water coming than we can use," said Earl Donosky, TID Manager on 9/20/07.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report 9/18/07
Tulelake Irrigation District ground water levels, 9/18/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water pumped 9/1 - 9/10/07
TID well water levels, posted 9/13/07

Tulelake Irrigation District water levels 8/29/07

All TID wells will be turned off by 1:30 PM today (posted August 21, 07). Earl Danosky, Tulelake Irrigation District Manager.

Tulelake Irrigation District well pumping 08/14/07-08/22/07
Tulelake Irrigation District ground water levels through 8/22/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water update, August 7-14, 2007
Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 8/14/07. "We will be reducing well pumping this weekend and will shut off all wells by the first of next week," said Earl Donoski, TID manager.

Tulelake Irrigation District well pumping, August 1-7.
TID water levels August 7, 2002

Tulelake Irrigation District well report 8/2/07
Tulelake Irrigation District water levels, 8/2/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water pumping 7/24/07
TID groundwater levels 7/24/07

Tulelake Irrigation District wells, 7/11 - 7/17/07
TID well water levels 7/17/07

TID Well Report, 7/11/07. "TID started pumping wells 2,3,6,8,9 and 14 this morning for the 2007 Water Supply Enhancement Study.  The attached sheet shows well water pumped this year to date for supply shortages in the District."  

Tulelake Irrigation District well activity May 25, 2007 - June 6, 2007
Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted June 9, 2007

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 5/24/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water level report 5/11/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 4/18/07

Tulelake well water levels 3/30/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 3/6/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 2/22/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 2/1/07.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 1/18/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels posted 1/4/07

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 12/20/06

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 11/17/06

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 11/01/06. HERE for past reports.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 10/18/06

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 10/4/06.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 9/19/06

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 8/30/06

Tulelake Irrigation District ground water levels 8/16/06

All Tulelake Irrigation District wells were shut off as of 7/27/06.
TID wells July 12-19, 2006
TID water level July 12-19, 2006

Tulelake Irrigation District well reports 7/20/06.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels from 2002-2006, 6/19/06
TID wells for waterbank June 12-16 report.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report, posted to KBC 7/1/06

TID well water levels, 6/12/06. "District wells will be pumping at a rate of approximately 100cfs starting today and tomorrow.  "This is per request from the Bureau of Reclamation for the 2006 water bank," Earl Danosky, TID manager.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels 6/1/06

TID well reports 5/5/06

Tulelake Irrigation District well water level report, 4/7/06.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water report 3/8/06.

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 2/13/06

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, 1/29/06

Tulelake Irrigation District landowners voted to allow rate increase, by Jacqui Krizo, Klamath Courier Reporter, posted to KBC 1/13/06

Tulelake Irrigation District well report 1/10/06

Tulelake Irrigation District holds election to raise operation rates, Write letters to FERC by November 28, Klamath Courier 11/23/05

Tulelake Irrigation District well water levels, posted to KBC 12/18/05

Tulelake Irrigation District well water level 11/30/05

Tulelake Irrigation District well water level report posted to KBC 11/18/05.

Tulelake Irrigation District well report, posted to KBC 11/2/05

TID well reports and current pumping status, 9/29/05

Tulelake Irrigation District well water reports for 9/22/05

Tulelake Irrigation District well reports 9/1/05.

TID well reports 9/25/05 TID manager Earl Donosky says they plan to finish all well pumping by Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
    
Bureau of Reclamation, "The water bank requirement for 2005 is 100,000 acre-feet of water." Water Bank Water Used by 07/20/05:   102,835 Acre-Feet

TID well reports 8/11/05

Tulelake Irrigation District well report 8/2/05

TID well reports 7/30/05

TID wells 7/20/05
TID well water level 7/20/05

TID well water levels 7/13/05
TID wells pumping 7/13/05

Tulelake Irrigation District well report 7/6/05.

Tulelake Irrigation Distrist water levels, and TID well pumping posted 7/3/05

TID well water reports 6/24/05.
TID well data 6/16-6/23/05 "First (TID) well was turned on June 16 and we are pumping at a rate of approximately 100 CFS," says Earl Donosky, manager of Tulelake Irrigation District.

TID well water levels 6/8/05

TID well report 5/25/05

TID well water levels posted 5/11/05

TID well water levels posted 4/16/05

TID well report 3/30/05

TID well report 3/21/05.

TID well report  3/2/05.

TID well report 2/18/05

TID well report 2/4/05

TID well report  1/25/05

TID well report 1/05/05

TID well report 12/21/04

TID well report 12/7/04

TID well report 11/24/04

TID well report 11/10/04

TID well report 10/27/04

TID well report 10/19/04

TID well report 9/30/04

TID well report 9/23/04

TID well report 9/2/04

TID well report 8/11/04

TID well report for 8/5/04

TID well water level for 7/30/04

TID well water level for 7/23/04

TID well water level for 7/17/04

TID well water level for 7/7/04

TID well water level for 7/1/04

TID well water level for 6/24/04

TID well water level for 6/17/04

TID well water level for 6/9/04

TID well water level for 6/5/04

TID well water level for 5/27/04

TID well water level for 5/12/04.

TID well water level for 5/6/04.

TID well water level for 4/27/04.

TID well water level for 4/22/04

TID well water level for 3/31/04.

TID well water levels 3/17/04

TID well water levels 3/4/04

TID well water levels 2/13/04

TID well water levels 2/13/04

TID well water levels 12/29/03.

TID well water levels 12/12/03

TID well water levels 12/8/03

TID well water levels,  11/14/03

TID well water levels 10/30/03

TID well water levels. 10/16/03

TID well update. 16,236.25 have been extorted from our aquifer to water our crops since we had a wet spring, and the BOR sent 30,000 more acre feet of water down the river above and beyond the obligation to the 2003 operation plan.  This is in addition to DOI's mandatory downsizing (water bank),  and to the irrigators who have pumped their private wells, with no reimbursement, to keep the rest of the project irrigated. 9/7/03 And according to Earl Donosky, manager of TID, "All wells are shut down.  We have no plans to start pumping at this time."

TID well update posted 8/15/03   TID well water level update 8/15/03

TID well update--water that TID is pumping to keep the Klamath Project from getting shut down, 8/6/03.  The irrigation district and independent farmers are not being reimbursed for their water. Also included is water level chart.

 

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