Our Core Values build the foundation for how we make decisions and how we treat others.

Integrity:  As public servants, we are bound to do what is right ethically, morally, and legally. We adhere to high ethical standards, provide timely, accurate, and complete reporting.  We present facts as we understand them, and welcome disagreement.

Golden Rule:  We respect all people.   If we all shared the same opinions, this world would be boring.  In dealing with our differences, we strive to treat others as we wish to be treated.  This requires us to try and understand the position of others.

Self Improvement:  We recognize that perfection is expected from our public…and we often fall short.  Our ability to learn from our mistakes, improve our organization, improve our infrastructure, and improve our community is our commitment to our desire to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problem.

Our Mission is to serve, protect, and defend

The mission of Klamath Irrigation District is to acquire, maintain, assure, and deliver an adequate water supply for beneficial use on qualified land with the Klamath Project.  We represent our Patrons before government agencies, the legislature, Congress, and in such forms as appropriate for the perfection and protection of their water rights.  We defend the District from actions which would diminish our effectiveness and function.  We further promote the conservation of water, soil, and other natural resources.

All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to the public except as otherwise provided under Oregon’s Public Meeting Law.

Meetings occur the second Thursday of each month (unless postponed or rescheduled at the discretion of the President or Secretary of the Board) at the K.I.D. HQ.  Meetings are held at 1 p.m. from May through October and at 10 a.m. from November through April.

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

11 August 2022

Location:  Klamath Irrigation District HQ at 1 p.m.

Location 6640 K.I.D. Lane, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603

Public call-in access to the meeting is available by dialing (425) 436-6347 with access code 8826661#


Automatic Enrollment in DRA Small Acres Program!!!

On 11 May 2022, the Klamath Project Drought Response Agency (DRA) approved a program allowing for parcels with 3.99 acres or less to enroll into a no irrigation program

On 11 May 2022, the Klamath Project Drought Response Agency (DRA) approved a program allowing for parcels with 3.99 acres or less to enroll into a no irrigation program, through the District, for reimbursement of the District’s annual 2022 Operations and Maintenance assessment. As of 18 May 2022, this plan has not been published. This plan will be available on the DRA’s website at www.klamathwaterbank.com once it has received legal review.

The Districts must apply to the DRA, on behalf of land-owners, to receive this funding no later than 15 June 2022. The District must also validate that no irrigation water was delivered by the District to the enrolled lands.

Klamath Irrigation District enrolled all assessed acres which meet the 3.99 contiguous acres or less criteria into the DRA Small Parcel Program on patron’s behalf. With this enrollment, Klamath Irrigation District is planning to not open laterals and turnouts in the suburban areas.  Patrons applying water applied to enrolled lands from infrastructure controlled by K.I.D. will be ineligible for any benefits realized from this program.

Landowners wishing to not participate in this program may elect to opt out of the program. Landowners must return the opt-out application to K.I.D.  Ditch riders will record and report any water applied to lands from the K.I.D. infrastructure as per District policy.

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Klamath Irrigation District invites all irrigators to contact Brian Quick with the Klamath Falls Natural Resources Conservation Service

Funding for various on-farm conservation programs is being lost by Klamath Project farmers.  Many new national and regional programs designed to assist farmers to become more efficient with their water needs is being overlooked and not applied for in the Klamath Basin.  These programs provide significant funding to assist farmers make on-farm improvements.

Klamath Irrigation District invites all irrigators to contact Brian Quick with the Klamath Falls Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office at 1945 Main Street, Ste 200, in Klamath Falls to learn more about the numerous funding opportunities and to formally request access to the various programs.  Brian can be reached at 541-887-3502.

Klamath Irrigation District’s vision for the modernization of our system includes programs which create a 30% water savings.  By reducing water demand, we can keep lands in production instead of reacting to continued pressure by various groups to reduce the number of irrigated acres by 30%.  We believe this is possible through various programs to include:

Upgrading existing irrigation systems to LEPA systems which are deemed 97% efficient.  Wheel lines are deemed only 60-70% efficient.  Funding for this program may become available if the irrigators in the Klamath Basin demonstrate interest to Josh Elke with the NRCS.

Enrollment in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  CRP is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality.

Forms & 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

Sprinkler Nozzle Discharge Chart

Water Use Spreadsheet for Sprinkler Nozzles

Simple Flume Calculator

Change of Address Form