Monday Oct 3, Klamath Falls, meeting about signing up for cheaper power rater for irrigators, "Water For Power" (Approximately 50 people attended this meeting.
Below is the audio and some quotes from the Tulelake meeting:
AUDIO 9/28/11 - Klamath Basin "Power for Water Agreement" Holly Cannon, KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency (power part of the KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement), Executive Director, held meeting in Tulelake to urge irrigators to sign onto the "low-cost power for water" agreement..."...that's what the KBRA is about, is bringing "low-cost power..."
Cannon: "What you're giving up is water to get affordable power."
Q "What is the acre feet that we're giving away for this cheaper power rate?"
A Cannon: "I'd say 20-25%, but it varies year to year.....What you're giving up is water to get affordable power...KWAPA is doing an On-Project plan that is designing how you're going to give up water..."
Q "What happens if we find out with the program it looks good, then all of a sudden it could be higher than the tariff rate? You can't guarantee what that rate's going to be."
Cannon, "We can't guarantee it."
Q "It might not be that golden egg ...and the landlord says, 'no I don't want this,' and then he's stuck with it... and then it could be a liability problem too."
Cannon, "it could be,"
Q "and then he comes back on whoever signs the contract."
There is more discussion and clarification by Cannon, Tulelake Irrigation District manager Earl Donosky, and Klamath Water Users Association President Gary Wright regarding the benefits of the KBRA, and also discussion about prerogatives of PacifiCorp.
KWAPA agenda 5/7/13.
KWAPA special public meeting 4/9/13
KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency OPP / On-Project Plan "community meeting" March 14, 3 p.m. at Merrill Civic Center. The meeting gives a "brief background of the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and the On-Project Plan." "The KBRA describes certain agreed upon 'Diversion Limits' for water diverted from Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River ..."
KBRA - Klamath On Project Plan Newsletter 3/13/13. "Dan Keppen has created the OPP newsletter Issue 5." Keppen is a former employee of Bureau of Reclamation, former director of Klamath Water Users Association, and currently works for KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency, and is the Executive Director of Family Farm Alliance. The newsletter explains several of the water management details mandated for KWAPA by the KBRA/Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, including "water transfers and water acquisitions." Keppen's newsletter explains why KWAPA determined, "Storage Option Not Recommended for Further Study." The KBRA mandates California to have a groundwater management plan with "no adverse impacts." "This voluntary action has been taken recently by Tulelake Irrigation District..." There will be a "limit on diversion." OPP's first goal and objective is to "meet commitments specified in the KBRA."
KWAPA - Snow a welcome sign for
irrigators, H&N 2/20/13. Includes groundwater and demand management
Klamath Water and Power Agency / KWAPA
Public Meeting Agenda for Feb. 5, 2013
Agenda January 8, 2013 @ 12:30 PM, KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency, "8B: Reclamation recommending plan for 150,000 AF shortage"
On-Project Advisory Committee
Agenda On-Project Advisory Committee
(OPPAC) Sept 10, 2012 Meeting
KWAPA public meeting agenda 7/5/12
KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency public meeting agenda for 7/5/12
An answer for farmers, finally, H&N by Cordy Starr, posted to KBC 6/22/12. "...in an article written about Hollie Cannon, an employee of the Klamath Water and Power agency, said if the KBRA is implemented and “If we are successful with the on project plan, there will be hardly any change for the on-project farmer. Under the KBRA, less water will be allocated to the project, compared to the wettest years now but the irrigators will have the choice to participate in programs that pay them to conserve water and use ground wells.”
Fighting drought is Hollie Cannon’s No. 1 goal, H&N 6/8/12. "The KBRA and a related water settlement aim to remove four Klamath River dams, provide reliable water supplies and affordable power for irrigators, restore fish habitat, and acquire a 92,000-acre tree farm for the Klamath Tribes." KBC Editor: When asked recently about the KBRA, KWAPA director Cannon said, "What you're giving up is water to get affordable power...I'd say 20-25%." When asked if the affordable power rate was guaranteed in the KBRA, Cannon replied, ""We can't guarantee it." ALSO, at another KWAPA meeting, MBK engineer stated that 'water certainty,' or a "reliable" water supply means that every spring the farmer will be told on a certain date how much water they will be allowed to use.
Farmers sued over drought funding; local agency (KWAPA): Walker Brothers farm didn’t qualify for $200,000, H&N 6/5/12. "Listed in the suit are William, John and Weston Walker and Tricia Hill doing business as Walker Brothers, a Merrill based potato and grain farming business." KBC EDITOR: Tricia Hill, listed in the lawsuit, is a member of Klamath Water Users Association / board of directors. KWUA formed KWAPA. Please note that H&N wrote no statement from Walkers in their article.
6/5/12: deadline to apply for first
land idling period.
Plan in place to ease moderate drought, basin irrigation officials say idling will save 10,000 acre-feet of water this summer, H&N 5/31/12. "The first land idling period begins June 15 and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 5."
KWAPA public meeting 3/26/12
KWAPA public meeting 3/22/12
Klamath Water and Power Agency special
public meeting 3/15/12.
KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency, Agenda, posted 3/12/12.
KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency public meeting agenda 3/6/12: new officers, land idling, groundwater monitoring, On Project Plan (part of KBRA), ...
KWAPA meeting 2/15/12 regarding Klamath
Project water supply, groundwater and land idling.
KWAPA /Klamath Water and Power public meeting 2/7/12. 7) "...USGS report on groundwater model 8) Shall KWAPA approve the KBRA amendments. 9) OPP report..."
Groundwater program begins signing up well owners for 2012 growing season, posted to KBC 1/26/12
2 public KWAPA meetings on Klamath On Project Plan, 12/9/11. KBC NOTE: The KBRA mandates an On Project plan.
Klamath Water and Power Agency
Public Meeting Dec 6, 2011
KWAPA - Klamath Water and
Power Agency Public Meeting Dec 6, 2011
Klamath Water and Power Agency / KWAPA, first OPP / On Project Plan newsletter 10/13/11. "How the OPP Changes the Status Quo...'Studies estimate that surface water alone should meet the project irrigation demand in at least 50 percent of the years...' "
KWAPA / Klamath Water and Power Agency Public Meeting Oct. 4
KWAPA On-Project Plan Advisory Committee (OPPAC) 9/22/11.
Klamath Water and Power Agency/KWAPA meeting 8/31/11.
KWAPA meeting Aug. 31, 2011 Agenda: Tulelake groundwater metering, KBRA, domestic well program, On Project Plan (of KBRA), ...
PUBLIC MEETING: Initial Meeting of the On-Project Plan Advisory Committee (OPPAC) for the KBRA 8/24/11.
meeting notice and agenda for 6/7/11
KWAPA meeting 4/5/11
KWAPA Mar 4,
PUBLIC NOTICE: There will be an open public meeting held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at the KWAPA office located at 735 Commercial Street, Suite 4000, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. This meeting will be held to open sealed proposals received on March 4, 2011, by 12:00 p.m. for the Data Analyst Statement of Qualifications for the Groundwater Use Efficiency Analysis.
Klamath Water and
Power Agency meeting 1/4/11
KWAPA meeting Nov 2
Water and Power Meeting Agenda for
Reclamation Announces Additional Funds for Langell
Valley Irrigation District Contractors,
BOR, posted to KBC 10/26/10
Supplemental Land Idling Program for area served
by Upper Klamath Lake and Klamath River,
Application DEADLINE 10/15/10
Klamath Water And
Power Agency public meeting 10/18/10
Supplemental Land Idling Program for area served by
Upper Klamath Lake and Klamath River, posted to
KBC 10/5/10 Klamath Water And Power Agency/KWAPA,
DEADLINE Oct. 15.KWAPA
board OKs fund plan for Langell Valley, H&N 7/1/10
KWAPA public meeting
6/25/10, Langell Valley forbearance program
Water and Power Agency/KWAPA, public board of directors
KWAPA/Klamath Water And Power Agency public board
Water and Power Agency public meeting 9/18/09
Sent to KBC:
"Oregon public meetings law allows for executive sessions for
a number of reasons. If you are interested in the extent of
those exemptions just Google ORS, then click on chapter 192,
then scroll down to 192.660 (2) (f) for the specific
Monday March 23, 2009. Klamath Water and Power Agency
This is the group that will be allocating your water and power
within or without the KBRA.