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May 2015

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!!!! ATTENTION !!!! 

WATER SUPPLY UPDATE 

 As of June 20, 2015, the Bureau of Reclamation has determined there is more water available for irrigation.  Based on current hydrologic conditions, ongoing conservation and demand management measures, the Reclamation has made one-quarter (0.25) acre-feet of Project water per irrigable acre available for delivery to Warren Act contractors (KBID and B contracts) at this time.  KID has increased their allotment to 3.5 acre/feet per acre.  These increases are subject to change.


2015 Projected Water Supply  Click Here


July 9th Regular Board Meeting Tentative Agenda  Click Here


 !!2015 WATER SUPPLY & KLAMATH IRRIGATION DISTRICT OPERATIONS UPDATE !!

4/13/2015

United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) 2015 annual operations plan for the Klamath Project has projected irrigation supplies available from Upper Klamath Lake (UKL) at 254,500 acre feet.

Project supplies available from Upper Klamath Lake could improve by June 1st if the watershed conditions improve.  However, this is unlikely.  The 254,500 acre feet available will not decrease unless irrigation demand draws down UKL too quickly, threatening the UKL threshold levels and ultimately the Biological Opinion minimum lake level. This could result in a lessor water supply.  High early demand for irrigation could result in reduced deliveries.

The average supply necessary to meet full irrigation demands from UKL is around 390,000 acre feet.

Currently, the Klamath Irrigation District Board of Directors has determined that each KID assessed acre will receive 2.5 acre feet per acre.  This may be subject to change.

The current USBR 2015 drought plan does not provide for any allocation of water to Warren Act contracts (class B ground) or temporary annual contracts (rental water and flat rate class C ground).

Klamath Water and Power Agency (KWAPA) programs, when confirmed, may change allocations.


FORMS AND TOOLS FOR WATER USERS

The following links may help water users to figure out how much water to order and to keep track of water use. The Irrigation Water Use Worksheet, a .pdf file which can be downloaded/printed, is a blank form which can be filled out to help keep track of daily water use.  It also contains an EXAMPLE of how the form is used and a CHART to determine the approximate discharge of a sprinkler nozzle in Gallons Per Minute (gpm) based on pressure and nozzle size. 

The Water Use Spreadsheet is an Excel spreadsheet, which can be downloaded and saved, that calculates the quantity of water used by a sprinkler system based on number of nozzles, pressure and nozzle size.

Water Use Worksheet - Click Here

Sprinkler Nozzle Discharge Chart - Click Here

Water Use Spreadsheet - Click Here

Simple Flume Calculator - Click Here
 


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