Chiloquin to sell water to Crater Lake
The city of Chiloquin has agreed to sell an estimated 2.5
million gallons of water to Crater Lake National Park during the
months of May and June. The park was informed last week it could
no longer pump water from Annie Creek due to a call on water by
the Klamath Tribes of the Upper Klamath Lake watershed.
CHILOQUIN - The city of Chiloquin
has agreed to sell roughly 2.5 million gallons of water to
Crater Lake National Park during May and June after the park was
told it could no longer draw from Annie Creek.
Approved unanimously Monday night, the city council agreed
to sell water to the park for $0.015 per gallon, an
estimated total cost of $37,500 during May and June. The
city reserved the discretion to extended water sales through
July and August as needed.
will be delivered to the park by contractors Action
Sanitary, of Lower Lake, Calif., whose 6,000-gallon trucks
would make the trip to and from the park an estimated eight
to 10 times per day.
need for an alternative water source became urgent when the
park was informed Wednesday they are affected by a call on
water made by the Klamath Tribes on the Upper Klamath Lake
watershed, which includes Annie Creek. Crater Lake
Superintendent Craig Ackerman told the council, when the
park stopped drawing from the creek Wednesday, they had
roughly seven to 10 days of water left in reserve, even with
significant water conservation measures in effect.
Ackerman said the park needed to find a solution quickly and
went to Chiloquin because they were the closest,
geographically. He said plans are in place to drill a
groundwater well for a permanent solution as soon as
possible, but water needs to be shipped during the meantime.
Attorney Sam Ramirez said he can send a letter of intent to
Action Sanitary by Tuesday afternoon, allowing them to start
pumping that day. Water is expected to come from a hydrant
near Chiloquin Boulevard and Highway 97.
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