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Reclamation adds $5 million to Klamath Project
and News 10/5/21
The Bureau of
Reclamation has awarded an additional $5 million in drought
relief funds to the Klamath Project Drought Response Agency,
meaning roughly $35 million is headed to the basin to help
farmers through a devastating water year.
That $5 million
is in addition to $15 million previously allocated to the
project. That means KPDRA will now distribute the $20
million from Reclamation this year to Project irrigators in
both Oregon and California. The initial $15 million will be
distributed on a per acre basis later this year.
million from Reclamation is reinforced by $15 million from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, also awarded to the
KPDRA. For application forms and other information on how to
access drought relief programs call (541) 630-0752 or visit www.klamathwaterbank.com.
devastatingly dry year has been difficult for everyone,”
said Klamath Basin Area acting area manager Jared Bottcher.
“We are pleased to make additional funding available to
KPDRA to provide immediate relief to communities hit hard by
drought conditions. We will pursue additional drought
support for Klamath Basin communities as we progress towards
long-term solutions for the Klamath Basin.”
Biden’s federal budget proposal includes $1.5 billion for
the Bureau of Reclamation. This includes more than $54
million for the bureau’s WaterSMART programs that increase
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