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"There are (489) species of wildlife here in the Klamath Basin. The biological opinion deals with three." Ph. D. Robert McLandress, UC Davis ecology.
Here in the Pacific Flyway, "...Klamath Basin is the most important waterfowl area in North America. Waterfowl eat 70 million pounds of food here, and more than half comes from the farms.       

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"With God all things are possible"  Matthew 19:26

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$20,000 reward - Jerry McKoen
Calif. U.S. Congress-
man Tom McClintock
OR. U.S. Congressman
Greg Walden
Ca. U.S Congressman
Doug LaMalfa
Oregon Senator Whitsett
Ore. Rep Gail Whitsett
Tom Mallams, Klamath County
Oregon St. Senate Candidate 
  Dennis Linthicum
Oregon State Rep Candidate  
  Werner Reschke
Agenda 21, The Big Picture
Ask Elaine Willman-Tribal  info,
  Tribal corruption, CERA,
  spreading tribalism
Bills and Laws,  Litigation
  Court Decisions
Bi-State Alliance
Biofuel, ethanol,
   energy, hydropower,
Bureau of Reclamation
Climate Engineering/Chemtrails
Chiloquin Dam, suckers
Columbia and Snake Rivers
Conservation and wetlands
Crops, products and livestock
Dam Destruction
Klamath Dams
Discussion Forum
Easements, trusts, land acquisitions
Environmentalists & groups
  (The Nature Conservancy
Energy, Renewable,
ethanol and biofuel
ESA Endangered Species Act
Farm Bill
Farm Labor - Immigrants
Farmer Fisherman Alliance
Fish Die-offs
Fishermen & Fish
Frankenfish Monsanto
Forests and Logging
FAQs and facts
Food Imported
Global Warming
Groundwater and Waterbank
Homesteaders / Settlers
Japanese demand
   for Tulelake land
KBRA / Klamath Basin
   Restoration Agreement
George Soros and the KBRA
KID Klamath Irrigation District
Klamath Hearings
   and Speeches
Klamath River Compact
Klamath Summit
KWUA partners with tribes
Klamath River & tributaries
Lake levels & river flows
Medicine Lake
National Monuments
Negotiations: Indians, farmers
   and KBRT
Population, ownership and
Photo Stories
Power, dams, energy
Prayer Page
Property & Water Rights
Public Land
Refuges in Klamath Basin
Scientific Misconduct
Klamath Settlement / KBRA
Sheriffs for the Constitution
Siskiyou County District 5
Water Storage: Long Lake and Barnes Ranch
TID Crops report
Tulelake Irrigation District
    and TID well reports
Tour Klamath Project transcript
Project Irrigation Primer
Tribal Forest Tour:  transcript
Unintended consequences
United Nations & Agenda 21
Upper Klamath webpage
Whose Who
Wildlife and farms, 2001 audio
Water bank & Groundwater
Water Quality
Water Management
Weather / Floods
Wilderness / Wildlands
   on land and sea
Wolves and other predators


"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Christian Pastor executed by Nazi Germany 1945

KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and related settlement agreements, articles, letters, videos, press releases, documents, and Who's Who

Attention: KBC News has been having extreme computer technical difficulties. Also, so far our email list has vanished, so we are presently unable to send you emails of news updates. We are doing our best to catch up on reporting Klamath Basin news.

Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:00 a.m.
1. Call to Order and Roll Call.
2. Public Comment Period.
3. Approve Resolution #2016-1  Requesting District Election.
4. KID Issues - Recall and C-Flume

California's tough gun laws are getting stricter, Leader Telegram 7/1/16. "The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures...."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review 7/1/16. Proposed bills on climate change mandates, regulations on livestock methane emissions that would "drive dairies out of California", put solar power projects on "not less than 100,000 acres" permanently retired farmland, pay overtime to farm workers for over 8 hours work, expand forest thinning for fire protection, stockponds, water transfers, ground water wells, more...

Elaine WillmanKlamath water issues distressingly similar to those in other areas Elaine Willman Biography. KBC News's Willman Page. "I have been following Klamath water and dam issues since 2003 and have recently noticed commonalities simultaneously occurring in the southwestern Oregon and Northern California area, and on the Flathead Indian Reservation where I live in Western Montana...I have a 30-year career in government, and have researched federal Indian policy for 25 years. I have conducted workshops and keynote addresses across the country, authored two books, and work with numerous expert legal counsels in multiple states. Montana and Oregon landowners are most fortunate to have located and obtained Mr. Kogan’s services. Among strong legal champions, he stands at the top of the list...Landowners here have been unable to find a single Montana attorney willing to protect their property/water rights, their constitutional and civil rights. Landowners were able to locate Lawrence Kogan, a New York City attorney to represent them in litigation just now initializing. Mr. Kogan also represents Siskiyou County and the Klamath Irrigation District... Supporters of this egregious CSKT Water Compact called Mr. Kogan “that New York City attorney,” too... Landowners were able to locate Lawrence Kogan, a New York City attorney to represent them in litigation just now initializing. Supporters of the compact did everything they could to trash him in Montana newspapers and everywhere possible. His clients did not fall for such baloney; his work is fact-based, law-cited and prolific. He’s a legal “street fighter” that knows his way around federal courts, Congress, water law and Indian law. But for Mr. Kogan’s courage and perseverance, and clients who so believe in him, 35,000 people in Montana will have forever lost their water rights, access to water, State and federal constitutional protections, and authority over non-tribal lands on the Flathead Reservation."

Oregon Legislative Update by Rep. Gail Whitsett, House District 56 Jun 25, 2016  

Confused and Confusing: Kepple, Switzer run as Democrats, KlamathNews 6/26/16

Merkley PRESS RELEASE: Merkley and Wyden Announce Key Oregon Wins for Rural Oregon in Senate Appropriations Bill, 6/16/16

* Date for public hearing on Stateline Compost set July 28, Comment Period Extended, H&N 6/25/16. "Stateline Compost anticipates processing 30,000 tons of feedstock from agricultural, municipal and industrial sources..." (on Lower Klamath)

TID board meeting agenda for 6/13/16

Water shutoffs start in upper Basin, Klamath Tribes made the call, Wood River could be next, H&N, posted to KBC 6/11/16

Wind and Solar? It's time to look to expanding natural gas, Newsletter by Oregon State Senator  Doug Whitsett, District 28, H&N 5/26/16

Put aside conflict, move KID forward, H&N letter to the editor by Pat Lunde, Klamath Falls posted to KBC 6/11/16

KID new leadership is doing things right, Letter to the editor of H&N by Ken Schell, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC  May 25, 2016

KID board is doing what was requested, H&N letter to editor by Marvin Cantrell, Klamath Falls, posted to KBC 6/11/16

Email Correspondence from D. Murillo, USBR mid-Pacific Director to L. Kogan, KID attorney Re: C Flume Contract Date, posted to KBC 6/10/16

Attorney Kogan Law Group, representing Klamath Irrigation District and Siskiyou County Water Users, letter to Kevin Eastman, Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa, posted to KBC 6/10/16

CFBF Friday Legislative Review, 6/10/16: "A tentative 2016-2017 budget was reached and will be voted on by the full legislature by midnight on Wednesday, June 15th, the deadline to pass the budget bill. Some budget details are included in this week’s Friday Review."

YouTube video of Donald Trump from 1980-2015. from 1980-2015. Is his story consistent? posted to KBC 6/10/16

Trump Is Right to Question Judge's Motives, Newsmax by Patrick Buchanan 6/7/16

Proposed compost facility near state line under review, H&N 6/9/16, posted to KBC 6/10/16

COMMENTS DUE TODAY 6/10/16 by 5!
 Proposed Solid Waste Permit for Stateline Compost. It was only in Herald and News yesterday June 9
   * “It is anticipated that up to 30,000 tons per year of feedstock will be processed at the facility. This total includes the combined volume of type 1, 2 and 3 feedstocks.
   * Surface water risk screening (poses potential risk)
   * Groundwater screening (low risk)
   * Odor risk screening (poses potential risk)"
Facility would be 1/4 mile from California border by highway 97.
This is within 4 or 5 miles of Strait's Drain, where water goes toward the Klamath River.

Comments can be made on local (Klamath) dams,
I approve and vote for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission conclusively rejecting — per Docket Number P-2082-027 — both destroying all Klamath River hydroelectric dams, and destroying each dam of any Klamath River hydroelectric dam(s).

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

*  COMMENTS DUE JUNE 20: Notice of Availability of Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Impact Statement on Lower Klamath, Clear Lake, Tule Lake, Upper Klamath, and Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Klamath County, OR; Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA
* All Chapters and attachments, summary.
   Chapter 1, Intro and Background - Klamath Basin FWS Refuges
   Chapter 2,
Comprehensive Conservation Planning Process

Hoopa Tribe Sues Federal Government over Inadequate Protections for Juvenile Salmon, Hoopa Valley Tribe PRESS RELEASE, posted to KBC 5/21/16

The authorSiskiyou voters should head off large illegal marijuana grows, H&N by Brandon Criss, Siskiyou County Supervisor, posted to KBC 5/21/16.  "...They have no wells, no approved livable structure and no septic whatsoever. They just camp on the property leaving behind trash and waste, bring in wild dogs and use illegal pesticides..."

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, 5/20/16. "The proposal also would exempt marijuana cultivators from the need to obtain a streambed alteration agreement for their activities, so long as they are covered by the license they obtain allowing them to grow marijuana."

California Senate approves sweeping gun-control measures, Fox News 5/19/16

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Irrigators Win Adair Case, Panner Opinion Vacated, 7/23/03, Resource Conservancy. " ...limitation upon the Tribes’ claim upon the water only to the extent that its members currently depended upon natural products to sustain themselves by exercising the reserved rights to hunt, fish, gather, and trap..."
Adair Decision Reversed, by OWRC 7/21/03
Karuk Tribe does not have a federally-recognized or protected fishing right on the Klamath River, 5/4/2000
Top Government Scientist fired for telling the truth about Klamath dam destruction, YouTube, posted to KBC 11/14/13.

* Linthicum, Reschke win nomination ahead of write-ins, H&N 5/18/16. "(Oregon) State legislative candidates Dennis Linthicum and Werner Reschke have defeated their write-in opponents by wide margins to secure the Republican nomination for District 28 senator and District 56 representative, respectively. Initial district wide election results Tuesday night put Linthicum at 79.01 percent and Reschke at 72.62 percent of total votes, with updated counts expected in the coming days..."

Klamath Irrigation District response to BOR’s Explanation for Not Providing Klamath Project debt accounting since 2001, posted to KBC 5/18/16. "The BOR has had ample opportunity since 2001 to provide the SPCCRs on a timely basis as the Reclamation Manual requires, especially since multiple KID requests have been made for the agency’s production and delivery of such documents..."
Bureau of Reclamation excuse/response to KID / Klamath Irrigation District for not providing Klamath Project Debt figures to Project irrigators from 2001-2015, posted to KBC 5/18/16. (KBC NOTE - Project irrigators have been told since 2001 that they owe a huge debt, but if they just sign on to the
KBRA / Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, their debt will go away. However they still refuse to tell the irrigators what that debt is.)

California Farm Bureau Federation Friday Legislative Review, CFBF, posted to KBC 5/14/16: organic registration, DFW 129% fee increase, penalty of up to $10 per gallon or pound of polluting material discharged into waterways (KBC NOTE - what about Klamath Dam removal pollution: "The initial Fish and Wildlife Service sediment study projected 20.4 million cubic yards with 84% washing down river...The initial sediment study volume would be equivalent to covering 190 miles of a 150’ wide river with 3.1 feet of sediment," quote by BOR ethics officer Dr Paul Houser. Will DOI pay $10/gallon?), water markets, groundwater management, more....

Tom Mallams term as Klamath County Commissioner will end later this year.
  Tom Mallams webpage

  Good examples of Mallams' leadership, by Carol LeQuieu, H&N letter posted to KBC 5/14/16.
  Mallams has integrity, courage, commitment, by Gus deVries, H&N letter posted to KBC 5/14/16
  Mallams deserves to be re-elected, by Martin and Shirley Kerns, H&N letter, posted 5/14/16.
  Tom Mallams: Focus on raising revenue, not taxes, H&N, posted to KBC 5/14/16

Rancher Cliven Bundy is suing the federal judge handling his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff with US agents, with a complaint that accuses President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and one of Reid's sons of plotting to steal his property, H&N, posted to KBC 5/14/16.

For April 2016 chronological news, see Archive 167
For Main Archive Page go HERE.

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*Stateline Compost public hearing July 28, Comments Due Aug. 2
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Before the Klamath Project was built, there were up to 30 feet of water where my farm is now. It was a navigable lake.
    Why can't we have 2 feet of water for our crops, when all the rest we pump uphill out of our closed basin into the Klamath River? The river often
went dry in the fall before the Project was built.


..There's nothing down here,  you should be checking out the whole site. Ron