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PRESS RELEASE:  Bureau of Reclamation 3/3/06

Bid Opening Announced for Klamath Project Lease Lands

The Bureau of Reclamation announces that sealed bids for agricultural leasing of 49 parcels of Federal lease lands, totaling 7,100 acres, will be received until 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Klamath Basin Area Office.  A public bid opening will be held at the office at 10 a.m. that day. 

Open for bid in Area K on the Lower Klamath Federal lease lands in Oregon are 17 grain lots with 1 available for organic farming.

Open for bid on the Tule Lake Federal lease lands in California are:  Sump 2 4 lots, Sump 3 27 lots with 2 available for organic farming, and Area J 1 lot.  

Bidding instructions, lease information, a sample copy of the lease contract, location maps, and bid forms that must be used in submitting bids are available at the Klamath Basin Area Office, 6600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, Oregon, and at the Tulelake Irrigation District, 2717 Havlina Road, Tulelake, California.

Information on the Lease Lands Program can be viewed on the Klamath Basin Area Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/kbao.  For additional information, please contact Mr. Mike Green, Lease Lands Program Manager, at 541-880-2565 or e-mail mgreen@mp.usbr.gov.  If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or e-mail lwirth@mp.usbr.gov.


Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States.  Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits.  Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov.





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