Archive 145 - June 2014
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"Watch over the legitimacy, and the
truthfulness, of what we call science,"
by Oregon Senator Doug Whitsett,
posted to KBC 6/23/14.
Letter from disillusioned Upper Klamath Water Users Association leader and KBRA/KHSA proponent regarding PacifiCorp and KBRA, 7/1/14. "I do not believe PC has bargained in good faith as implied in the KHSA. We have been working on the federal power delivery concept (Interconnect Study) for more then 4 years. We have spent 1000's of man hours and 100k"s of tax payer dollars to get to where we are today. The conclusion of 3/4 to 1 cent benefit which in the words of the consultant "is in the margin of error" is a poor result for all the work...."
PacifiCorp responds to KWAPA/Klamath Water and Power questions regarding KBRA-promised power rates, transitioning to federal power, consequences if people leave PacifiCorp, 6/26/14. "...Responses to specific KWAPA questions: 1. What is the cost for an irrigator to leave PAC energy? Answer: PacifiCorp does not intend to propose an exit fee for an irrigator to leave PAC energy. However, the OPUC and other customers will be concerned about shifting costs to other Oregon customers as a result of irrigators moving to federal power. As discussed above, the OPUC may impose a transition charge on irrigator loads switching to federal power. This transition charge could be as high as 6-8 cents/kwh...."
California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review 6/27/14. Proposed bills: unlimited tax increases, renewable resources, GM labels, private property tree harvest regulations, funds to clean up illegal pot farm pollution, billions$ for climate change, river "protection," & "sustainable...", groundwater management, minimum wages, paid sick leave mandates...
CA added just 5 dams Since 1959, CALWATCH.COM, POSTED TO kbc 6/27/14
Isaiah 30:27-29: "Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel; My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by God. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength." Sent by Frank Tallerico 6/22/14
On Project Plan meetings June 24 and 25th, Comments Due. Project irrigators seek input on water usage plan; Creators of the plan hope it will move irrigators away from inconsistent water deliveries, H&N, posted to KBC 6/23/14. "The 2010 KBRA settlement and the related Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement seek to establish reliable water supplies and affordable power rates for irrigators, restore fish habitat, help the Klamath Tribes acquire the 92,000-acre Mazama Tree Farm and remove four dams on the Klamath River"
Water is a precious resource in the Basin, H&N letter to editor by Harvey Houston, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 6/19/14. "In Southern California, the river waters were so low, they had to build dams to keep out the ocean water. Officials are thinking of building more dams on the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. Our Oregon officials want to remove the dams on the Klamath River."
Water shutoffs effects felt on (Klamath) area’s farms and ranches; cattle, hay come at steep premium, H&N, posted to KBC 6/20/14. "Crume said he might have enough water to get by until his first cutting of hay, but if the water to his field is shutoff, it’s likely his remaining 75 cows will have to go."
Council mulls options for drought response; possible well shutoff draws varied reactions, H&N, posted to KBC 6/20/14. " Kyle Gorman, the OWRD South Central Region manager, said the two city wells and 10 private wells that received shutoff notices were deemed to have “timely and effective” impacts on surface water."
Hearing What We Want to Hear, by Jim Beers, posted to KBC 6/20/14. Beers comments on Herald and News report by Lacey Jarrell regarding his wolf presentation in Dorris, Calif. Jarrell's article was "Worries about wolves; Wolf opponents list multiple reasons against reintroduction" Beers is a retired wildlife biologist and refuge manager, government whistleblower, and wolf expert.
1 Peter 1:22-23 "Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, (and) having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but uncorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.." sent from Frank Tallerico 6/15/14.
Well shutdowns: Impacts too early to tell.
Two municipal, 10 privately owned wells
ordered to limit or curtail use,
H&N 6/14/14. "(Klamath
Falls City Manager) Cherpeski acknowledged
that city and county officials need to begin
developing policies to mitigate impacts of
water shortages. 'It’s more about the future
of the Basin. We should think about the
community and reducing water simply because
we live in the desert,' he said."