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Patrons of Klamath Irrigation District and our stakeholders,

Below are the facts as we know them on 2 April 2021.

  1. The water storage situation in Upper Klamath Lake has not gotten any better since our last update.  Very little precipitation was produced in March, even less entered Upper Klamath Lake.
  1. Inflows to Upper Klamath Lake have broken the all-time daily low records dating back to 1904 for just about every day since 18 January.
  1. The 10-day weather forecast predicts no precipitation in the immediate area.
  1. On 31 March, Governor Brown issued a Drought Declaration for Klamath County a copy can be found at http://klamathirrigation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-gov-drought-order.pdf
  1. Klamath Irrigation District has prepared the system for the initial charge of the system which is required before deliveries can be made. 
  1. Today Reclamation issued an update to their delayed start notice.  This document can be viewed at http://klamathirrigation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Reclamation_2021_DelayedStart_Notice2.pdf
  1. Klamath Irrigation District is pursuing legal action as can be found on our website at  http://klamathirrigation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Motion-for-Preliminary-Injunction-Final.pdf
  1. Klamath Irrigation District is continuing maintenance activities to address a very long list of deferred maintenance tasks.

Respectfully,
Gene Souza
District Manager
Klamath Irrigation District

 

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