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Outlook for Klamath irrigation bleak-OFB

With drought looming, the state of Oregon is preparing for the likelihood it will have to shut off irrigation access for many of the 200 cattle ranchers and hay farmers in the upper Klamath Basin as the Klamath Tribes take control of senior water rights in the region for the first time in a century. […]

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Half Way Point At Legislature Brings Questionable Referrals

A report from the Oregon Farm Bureau There is a point in a legislative session in which each chamber can no longer move bills out of their respective committees. For example, bills originating in the House can no longer be voted out of a House committee. You can think of each chamber “swapping” bills with […]

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Oregon Reservoirs Low Heading Into Irrigation Season » News » OPB

Some Oregon farmers could have a difficult time finding water for their crops this summer. That’s according to the state’s Water Resources Department. With the spring irrigation season about to begin, state reservoirs hold only half their normal amount of water. Barry Norris the state engineer for the Oregon Water Resources Department. He says the […]

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WORRIES ABOUT WESTERN SNOWPACK AND SPRING RUNOFF

          snowpack   USDA weekly radio message

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Alarming Water Bill

There is a very dangerous water bill that will be heard on March 4 at 3:00 PM in the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee. This bill is sponsored by Senator Floyd Prozanski. If passed, this will make it very difficult for a water user to get a transfer approved by WRD.    SB 425 […]

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USDA water report for 2013

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EPID elects officers at January meeting

Eagle Point Irrigation District held their annual business meeting on Jan. 8, electing officers and making necessary appointments. Board members J. B. Dimick and Gary Bedell were elected by patrons during a November ballot. Dimick, a replacement appointment for Cal Lanfear, was first appointed, then elected to fill a one year term for that same […]

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Hydrologic datasets for the upper Klamath Basin

The United States Geological Survey, in cooperation with several Klamath Basin stakeholders, has developed hydrologic datasets for the upper Klamath Basin of south-central Oregon that can help water managers identify and prioritize water uses that could be voluntarily set aside and reallocated to yield an additional 30,000 acre feet of water to Upper Klamath Lake. […]

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EPID Meeting date changed for September

Eagle Point Irrigation District has changed its meeting date for September.  meetings normally held on the second Tuesday of the month will be held in September on Thursday, September 6, beginning at 4 p. m. at the District office on Brophy road in eagle Point.   The meeting date has been changed to accommodate board […]

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EPID experiencing vandalism

    Due to the absence of Board Member Stan Deupree, Eagle Point Irrigation District delayed setting a workshop for managing certain issues with district employees.  When set, the date of the public workshop will be announced. Water levels in Big Butte Creek have been holding well, despite scorching weather.  However,  the district has begun […]

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