Klamath Project History
Join with us as we walk through 100 years in the Klamath Project.
The gallery will grow.
Thanks to Klamath Bucket Brigade for sharing their historical resources
Klamath Basin Chronology,
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
Klamath Agreement: HATCHERY FOR STREAMS OF KLAMATH.
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.
25 Years ago: Converting 3000 acres Tulana Farms to wetland to improve UK water quality, H&N May 1, 2021 This week in Klamath Basin History. "...Mark Stern, project coordinator for the Nature Conservancy, said a general agreement has been reached for the purchase of Tulana Farms, a 4700-acre tract at the mouth of the Williamson River. Most of the land would be flooded..." KBC NOTE: 97,160 acres of agricultural land has been converted into wetlands from ag as primary water usage through 2006 above Klamath Lake. Wetlands use nearly 2ce as much water as ag lands.
4-year anniversary of the Klamath Water Shut-Off,
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
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.
photos by David Krizo
celebration speech by Greg Addington, KWUA Executive Director
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