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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.

Public Scoping Meeting for the District Irrigation System Improvements

4pm Tuesday, 7 February 2023, at the Merrill Civic Center

Klamath Irrigation District the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Farmers Conservation Alliance are developing a Watershed Plan – Environmental Assessment to improve water delivery efficiency and help address regional water, fish, and wildlife concerns. Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL 83-566) and will address water conveyance and operation inefficiencies in District-operated infrastructure.

This scoping meeting to learn more about these proposed improvements. Participants will have an opportunity to submit their comments, ideas, and concerns.

Public Scoping Meeting 

Date: Tuesday February 7, 2023 

Time: 4 PM to 5 PM 

Location: Merrill Civic Center, Walt Wilson Hall at 363 W Front St, Merrill, OR. 

 

A recording of the meeting will be available afterwards at oregonwatershedplans.org. 

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting January 23, 2023 and ending on March 9, 2023. Comments may be emailed to klamath.id.comments@gmail.com, submitted online at oregonwatershedplans.org, voicemail at Farmers Conservation Alliance’s office number (541) 716-6085, or mailed to: Farmers Conservation Alliance, 102 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031. 

Additional information is available online at Klamath ID (oregonwatershedplans.org)oregonwatershedplans.org or the NRCS Oregon public notices webpage. 

K.I.D. is currently recruiting to fill 3 positions in the District.

See our Careers tab at https://klamathid.org/home-01/contact/job-openings/

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting


February Meeting – 9 February 2023

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#


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.


Standing Monthly Directors Meeting Agenda


CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL:

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  (Public comments will be limited to 2 minutes per person)

REVIEW AGENDA:

  • CHANGES, ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA
  • APPROVAL OF BOARD AGENDA

ITEMS BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  OLD & NEW BUSINESS:

  1. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING MINUTES
  2. FINANCIAL REPORT
  3. MAINTENANCE REPORT
  4. WATER OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT REPORT
  5. RECLAMATION UPDATE
  6. KWUA UPDATE
  7. DRA UPDATE
  8. OWRC UPDATE
  9. SDAO UPDATE
  10. FARMERS CONSERVATION ALLIANCE UPDATE
  11. INTERNAL OPERATIONS
  12. LEGAL REPORT
  13. OTHER

PUBLIC COMMENTS: (Public comments will be limited to 2 minutes per person)

EXECUTIVE SESSION (IAW ORS 192.660(2)(f)(h)(i)(n))

REQUEST FOR WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM SUPPORT

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