Klamath Project History
 

Join with us as we walk through 100 years in the Klamath Project.

The gallery will grow.


Lower Klamath, Klamath
Project harvest 2004

Thanks to Klamath Bucket Brigade for sharing their historical resources

Klamath Basin Chronology, 1860-2001 

George Gibbs' Journal of Redick McKee's Expedition Through Northwestern California in 1851, documenting Indian Country day by day, posted to KBC 4/5/06. Thank you Barb Hall, Klamath Bucket Brigade, for typing this document.
Klamath River Compact
John C. Boyle, From 50 Years of the Klamath:
Preface And Klamath River Basins From 50 Years On The Klamath by John C. Boyle
COPCO NO. 1 AND NO.2 From 50 Years On The Klamath by John C. Boyle
FISH (and Hatcheries) From 50 Years On The Klamath by John C. Boyle
NEED FOR LAKE REGULATION From 50 Years On The Klamath by John C. Boyle Contract of February 24, 1917 - 2006
PROPOSED PLANS ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PLAN From 50 Years On The Klamath by John C. Boyle
EXHIBIT "B" STATES OF CALIFORNIA AND OREGON
SPECIAL GOVERNMENT POWER RATE UNDER CONTRACT DATED JANUARY 31,1956 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CALIFORNIA OREGON POWER COMPANY AGRICULTURAL POWER SERVICE: 
RATE SCHEDULE "A "

Klamath Agreement: HATCHERY FOR STREAMS OF KLAMATH. Fishway Over Copco Dam Found to be Impracticable, by J.C. Boyle.   

My Opinion: Coho in the Klamath River. This report has been made by history research writer and former and half-century resident of the Klamath River, Karuk tribal member James A. Waddell, in 2009

Klamath Tribe Restoration Act 1986
Native America in the 20th Century 1994. Money given to Klamath Tribes for land purchases throughout the century, and their vote to terminate.

The 4-year anniversary of the Klamath Water Shut-Off,
lest we forget
April - May 2001 archives HERE


Tingley Lake 2001, by Anders Tomlinson


Tingley Lake, snowgeese, April 1, 2004,
Jacqui Krizo  photo

Irrigators and BOR share historic birthday, Pat Ratliff, Klamath Courier posted to KBC 10/27/05

Mike Byrne's family came to the Klamath Basin in the 1860's.  He tells a brief history of his ranch, and about the Klamath Project.

2001, a year of devastation  also PHOTOS 2001

The Klamath Project at 100 Conserving our Resources, Preserving our Heritage 1905-2005: The First Century of Water for the Klamath Project

History of the Klamath Project by Eric A. Stene -- Gallery 1 photo #2

Reclamation Act/Newlands Act of 1902   --  Gallery 1 photo #1




 

KWUA Centennial Celebration, 100-Year Success Story
October 11 marked the 100-year celebration of the Klamath Project. Bureau of Reclamation with 200 people attending.
 
Bureau Commissioner John Keys was the keynote speaker, congratulating the Project Irrigators on the hard work of developing and caretaking the their farms and refuges.
Dave Solem, Klamath Irrigation District manager and KWUA  board of director, and on the power, science and legal committees, was given an award for his outstanding service to the water users and his community.
Lyn Long, KWUA board of directors, received the Community Service award for his outstanding committment and service as former chairman of the KWUA power committee. These men have spent virtually thousands of hours devoted to the goals of sound science, affordable power and water certainty for basin irrigators.

Commissioner Keys

photos by David Krizo


Dave Solem

Lyn Long
KWUA centennial celebration speech by Greg Addington, KWUA Executive Director 10/11/05
KWUA centennial celebration speech by Steve Kandra, President KWUA Board of Directors 10/11/05
KWUA centennial celebration power committee speech by Scott Seus, Chairman KWUA power committee 10/11/05

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