Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
- June 2006
Schwarzenegger backs $35 mil. relief package for Calif. fishermen, Mercury News 6/30/06. More on fishermen go HERE.
Interior and Yurok Tribe announce agreement to improve management of Klamath River Basin, posted to KBC 6/29/06.
Scott River TMDL Action Plan, Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5, 6/29/0
DeFazio and west coast members win assistance for salmon fishers, posted to KBC 6/29/06.
Aid for salmon trollers: $500,000 by Susan Chambers, Staff Writer
The Supreme Court's Murky Wetlands Ruling, Family Farm Alliance, 06/26/06.
provide $1 million to coastal fishermen, The Associated Press and
The Daily Astorian
Panel passes aid package for fishermen, Statesman Journal 6/23/06.
Kulongoski asks legislators to help out salmon trollers, Oregonian 6/22/06.
Oregon Suckers Seize 2,200-Acres Of Irrigated Klamath Farmland - Wacko Enviros Overjoyed, Oregon News Online, posted to KBC 6/22/06.
The owl and the first-grader went to DC, in a little dollar-green boat, Panel World Magazine, posted to KBC 6/22/06.
Oversight field hearing
July 7th on "Electricity Costs and
Salmon: Finding the Balance,
Greenhorn Grange hosts new coalition meeting; Meth dump from Crystal Palace killed 32,000 chinook in 2002, Rancher, posted to KBC 6/20/06. "Gold miners, farmers, businesses, timber, two factions of Shasta Indians, leaders of communities and local governments along with scientists voiced the need to join forces."
Grange stands as sentry – in the State of Jefferson, Land rights conference held, by Kathy Lehman President of PFUSA Grange, posted to KBC 6/20,06
Decisions on Scott and Shasta will set precedent, by Liz Bowen Rancher Editor, posted to KBC 6/20/06Irrigation water aids coho salmon -- D.A. Kirk Andrus visits with Scott Valley rancher.Rancher by Liz Bowen editor, posted to KBC 6/20/06
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Unlimited Federal Control of Wetlands--Ruling Reverses Decision in Michigan Landowner’s Case, Pacific Legal Foundation, posted to KBC 6/20/06
PRESS RELEASE: Senate passes Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization Pombo, Frank, Young encourage House to move quickly on H.R. 5018, HCR 6/19/06
Rapanos VS U.S. 6/19/06 pdf. Joe
Raeder, the Family Farm Alliance’s DC rep, sent the following earlier
this a.m. "A divided Supreme Court ruled this morning that
Clean Water Act protection of "waters of the United States" is limited
to "permanent, standing or continuously flowing" water. The ruling
limits protection for wetlands separated from "navigable waters" or
their tributaries. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy cast the swing vote in
the 5-4 ruling in the joint case, Rapanos v. United States and
Carabell v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
Fish screens to protect coho salmon in Scott River dedicated, Siskiyou Daily News 6/19/06.
Scott Valley accomplishments and needs, by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5 6/16/06
water leaves Klamath Project cleaner, colder than it comes in,
by Bob Gasser, guest
Timber companies get thanks from STEP Over $1 million in Chinook habitat available, Coos Bay World 6/17/06
Geese blamed for Lake Tahoe pollution, SF Gate, posted to KBC 6/17/06. "A 10-pound Canada goose can produce four pounds of nitrate- and phosphate-rich feces every day..." (KBC comment: In the Klamath Basin, more than 100,000 acres of ag land has been converted to wetlands for birds by government agency and Nature Conservancy acquisitions. This evaporates twice the amount of water used by ag land, and worsens the water quality.
legislation may bring some relief, Ukiah Daily 6/16/06
"We Won! Today (June 16th), Alameda Superior Court Judge Sabraw issued a http://www.goldgold.com/legal/2nd001.pdf written Order denying Motions from both the Karuk Tribe and Department of Fish & Game (DFG) to enter a Judgment affirming the Stipulated Agreement which would have shortened or eliminated important suction dredge seasons in Siskiyou County, California!...Together, we have won another very important victory! This was not only about mining. It was about whether or not a State agency has the power to bypass the public process by going into private agreement with radical environmental interests. They don't!"
removal makes economic sense, by Craig Tucker, Karuk Tribe, H&N
Adult Salmon Survival 98 Percent Dam to Dam, cbbulletin.com 6/16/06.
"This is good news if we are only
losing 1 or 2 percent of the fish migrating upstream."
Newport - Lincoln County will help pay moorage for fishermen hurt by reduced season, Oregonian, posted to KBC 6/16/06
Scott Valley accomplishments and needs, by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou County Supervisor District 5 6/16/06
Tribes Look Far Afield For Casino Sites; Bills in Congress could block the trend and rewrite gaming rules, Sacramento Bee, posted to KBC 6/16/06
OK - compare the costs, by Dan Keppen, Executive Director Family Farm Alliance, Klamath Falls. (this is a response to the ONRC opinion on Long Lake storage) 6/15/06, FOLLOWED BY: column by ONRC's Steve Pedery about Long Lake June 11. More on Long Lake Storage go HERE
RELEASE: Wyden gets disaster declaration for salmon fishermen into
Magnuson-Stevens, Senator removes "hold" on the major fisheries
Tribute to Nevada Rancher Wayne Hage by SD Secretary of Agriculture George Williams, 6/15/06
PRESS RELEASE: Walden statement on Journal of Forestry Report showing forest service's strong litigation success rate, posted to KBC 6/15/06, Study finds judges have ruled in favor of Forest Service in nearly three-quarters of lawsuits filed against them
Gas line would cross farms, H&N 6/15/06.
State court backs coho protection rules, Times Standard 6/14/06
A boatload of misery, With the season cut by 80 percent, the fishing industry is struggling to stay above water, The Register-Guard, June 11, 2006 (Oregon Troller view of the 2006 Season as it begins). More on government-inflicted fisheries disaster HERE
Bureau of Reclamation Water Data Update – June 14, 2006
ACTION ALERT: Game Wardens are in Trouble – you can help, Endangered Species and Homeland Security are not protected Klamath Courier, posted to KBC 6/13/06 WRITE OR EMAIL BY JUNE 15TH!
Pacific Fisheries Management Council (which recommended curtailing the
Coastal salmon fishing) requests $25 million for 2007,
6/13/06 pdf file.
Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq, Fox News 6/13/06. (From the fields of Klamath Basin, our sons, daughters, moms, dads, friends and relatives serving our country in foreign lands. President Bush sends word home on our accomplishments. KBC)
The latest from Jim McCarthy in response to article regarding the broken dike and flood in Klamath Lake. McCarthy is from ONRC, Oregon Natural Resources Coalition environmental group, who takes every opportunity to advocate taking farmland and ranches out of production to create more wetlands, evaporating 2ce as much water as irrigated ag land. More than 100,000 acres ag land in Upper Klamath have been converted to government-acquired or Nature Conservancy wetlands. KBC 6/13/06.
FOR THE SCIENTISTS: FWS 2006 Klamath River Pathogen Monitoring report, 6/13/06, Word Document "As a component of Klamath River fish health assessment the California-Nevada Fish Health Center is examining juvenile Klamath River Chinook and Coho Salmon to monitor the incidence of Ceratomyxa shasta and Parvicapsula minibicornis infection."
IDAHO: Close encounter raises concerns about wolves, by Scott Richards - For the Idaho Press-Tribune, posted to KBC 6/13/06.
Canadian scientists predict poor salmon runs, Toronto Globe, posted to KBC 6/13/06. (The National Academy of science, and other objective scientists such as Canadians, understand the reasons for salmon decline, especially ocean conditions. On the Klamath River, with agendas to decimate the farming and commercial fisheries, environmentalists, attorneys and government agencies are bent on blaming lake levels and river flows, disregarding peer reviewed science. Thus, the Klamath Crisis, 'waterbank to increase river flows, agenda to remove dams, and blame towards fishermen, farmers and miners. KBC)
Klamath Lake levels and river flows from June 5, 2006
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.
Forest Service Auctions Burned Timber, Kulongoski seeks court order to block the harvest, Washington Post, posted to KBC 6/12/06. "A timber company paid $300,052 for the right to log 261 acres of standing dead timber that was burned in a 2002 fire in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest...The blaze burned through roughly 500,000 acres in the rugged Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon."
Science Supporting less than significant effects from suction dredge gold mining, presented by Joseph C. Greene, Research Biologist (March 9, 2006 in Salem, Oregon), posted to KBC 6/11/06, Power Point Presentation.
The effect of ocean
Conditions on salmon survival and returns,
Joseph C. Greene, Research Biologist, posted to KBC 6/10/06,
May 23, 2006 at Yreka Grange, Power Point Presentation
Klamath River 2002 fish kill power point, presented by Joseph C. Greene, Research Biologist, presented May 23, 2006 at Yreka Grange, Power Point Presentation
Head Says Biscuit Salvage Sale Will Happen, OPB, posted to KBC
6/10/06. "Mark Rey: "So this is a
case where a good faith negotiation failed. The plaintiffs thought they
could prevail in stopping virtually all harvesting in both the roadless
and most of the roaded areas and that's not what the courts decided."
Modoc Point Irrigation District) Directors sued for financial violations, H&N, posted to KBC 6/10/06.
Highway closed indefinitely, H&N, posted to KBC 6/10/06
MEMORANDUM SUBJECT: Gay and Lesbian
Pride Month 2006
June 9, 2006
Klamath Water Users Update
Are Shastas looking for gold in a casino?, Liz Bowen, Pioneer Press, posted to KBC 6/10/06
'Save the Klamath Salmon' and 'Un-Dam the Klamath' were seen on government vehicle at FERC meeting." license plate number G62/3905B.
HR 355 Would Convert National Forest Lands Into National Park Lands, 6/8/06, American Land Rights Association. HERE for more bill, laws and court decisions.
salmon runs feared due to warming Pacific, The Globe and Mail
6/8/06. "The seventh annual State of the Pacific Ocean report, which
was compiled by more than 30 scientists from the Department of Fisheries
and Oceans, predicts poor salmon runs this summer and fall because of
poor ocean conditions dating back three years."
DFO report: Warming seas hard on salmon, Sandra McCulloch, Times Colonist June 08, 2006
Dike fails near Geary Canal Bridge, Parts of Highway 140 closed "As of late Wednesday, flood waters were threatening to overtake a portion of Highway 140." H&N 6/8/06 Here for Klamath River FLOOD PAGE.
Wildlife blamed for bacteria growth, Roseburg News Review, posted to KBC 6/7/06. (In the Klamath Basin, one of the guises for buying more than 100,000 acres of ag land from 'willing sellers' by The Nature Conservancy and government agencies is 'water quality." Agencies and enviros blame agriculture and replace it with wetlands which use 2ce as much water as agriculture and worsen water quality. KBC)
(California) Governor to provide loan guarantees to salmon fishermen, Mercury News, posted to KBC 6/7/06
Timber Salmon plan gets federal go-ahead, Seattle Times, posted to KBC 6/7/06
Wyden blocks major fisheries legislation, Wyden News Release 6/6/06
The "Collaboration for the Recovery of Endangered Species Act": An Analysis of the Senate Proposal to Reform the Endangered Species Act, National Center for public policy research 6/6/06
6/6/06: The House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing to focus on Northwest agriculture on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 10:00 am in Yakima, Washington to discuss the Farm Bill.
California Farm Bureau Friday Review of bills, posted 6/6/06 "SB 1640 (Kuehl) would establish a statewide requirement for monitoring and reporting groundwater levels in groundwater basins. If local governments, special districts, or voluntary cooperatives do not carry out the monitoring, then the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will conduct the monitoring, and charge local well owners for the costs."
Klamath Congress planning meeting 6/7/06. HERE for more on Chadwick (where the stakeholders group and focus areas were formed). Some of the Chadwick focus groups are dam removal, water allocation, and forming a Klamath Congress.
House passes $93.6 billion ag appropriations bill, posted to KBC 6/6/06
Trees offered from Biscuit fire, Herald and News 6/5/06. "The U.S. Forest Service on Friday proposed a salvage timber sale in a roadless area hit by the 2002 Biscuit fire. Much timber was damaged in the fire, the nation's largest wildfire of the year, and is considered in deteriorating shape. Timber industry executives have said 2006 is likely the last year any of it could be harvested profitably."
Point, by Marcia Armstrong, Siskiyou
County Supervisor District 5, posted to KBC 6/5/06
Farmers, fishermen find common ground, H&N editorial 6/5/06
Klamath River flows and tributaries, submitted by Lewie Baker, posted to KBC 6/5/06
Kulongoski tells trollers he's working on aide, Oregonian, posted to KBC 6/5/06
Farmers fishermen pursue alliance H&N 6/2/06.
SOSS challenges state board, Pioneer Press by Liz Bowen, posted to KBC 6/2/06.
Lake Levels River Flows, H&N 6/2/06.
Your tax dollars at work, Pat Ratliff, Klamath Courier, posted to KBC 6/2/06 "
Oregon Counties Depend On Agriculture-29 Counties See Increase In Ag Sales, Oregon Dept of Ag, posted to KBC 6/2/06
Wanna have some fun? Let's kick a fisherman when he's down, Pat Ratliff, Klamath Courier, posted to KBC 6/2/06.
Silent Springs, by Rudy Hiley, June 1, 2006. "It really struck me when we got out of the car at my folk’s place; the mill sounds were all but gone...No, there hadn’t been a plague, or a title wave, or a war, it wasn’t a holiday, there were no celebrity visitors in town; the simple fact was that a vital industry had been flattened by a bird; a Spotted Owl...regardless of whether or not the bird was really endangered..."
Bureau of Reclamation Water Data Update, posted to KBC 6/1/06 Snow Pack Basin-wide percent of Average: 167%
Klamath County Natural Resource Advisory Council to meet June 1, 2006. Coos Co. Commissioner will be discuss impacts to commercial fishermen.
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