2021 Upper C Canal Liner Urgent Repair
During routine inspections of the infrastructure following 2020 operations, the maintenance team identified imminent failure of the existing concrete liner in the Upper C Canal. The management team redirected maintenance season priorities to immediately address this issue in preparation for the 2021 Irrigation Season.
Turnout and Crossing Repairs 2020-2021
Most of Klamath Irrigation District’s infrastructure is over 100 years old with numerous years of deferred maintenance. We prioritize seasonal work within the constraint of time and resources to repair and replace structures as appropriate.
2011 – 2012 Hydro Project
C Hydro Project is completed.
The hydro facility replaced the old Enterprise hydro plant which burned down some 50 years ago. The facility is located near the KID headquarters where the A canal supplies water to the Upper C canal.
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The C-Drop project includes an intake structure, fore bay, powerhouse, and a 150-foot transmission line. While the initial anticipated flow of the run-of-canal project is 550 cubic feet per second, a 700-cfs vertical Kaplan turbine is to be installed to accommodate increased flow in the future. This increases from a 900 kW project to a 1.1 MW project which translates to a potential 3,600 MWh.
The amount of power generated from this power plant depends on the demand for water from the Upper C canal. Based on the historic flow data, the average power generation will be a approximately 2900 MWh per year.
2016 C Flume to C Siphon Project
R & G C-Flume Contract & Addendums
Aquatic Weed Problem
Aquatic weed growth in irrigation ditch systems is a problem throughout the world. Aquatic weeds grow in all canals, laterals and drainage ditches and create water delivery problems throughout the Klamath Project if left un-managed. Management options are limited and expensive. There are approximately 200 miles of irrigation ditches and approximately 200 miles of drainage ditches within Klamath Irrigation District alone to demonstrate how large the problem is. KID also operates 7 pumping plants which have trash grates similar to the grates in the photo below. When the weed problem is at its worst, these grates have to be cleaned 3 to 4 times a day.The picture was taken July 13, 2012 at the C Hydro Plant. This photo shows a small part of a much larger aquatic weed problem which exists in the A canal. During parts of June and July, the aquatic weeds start to break loose in the A canal and travel through all of the canals, laterals and headgates which are served by the A canal. The pile of aquatic weeds above was accumulated in just one day (24 hours) on one set of grates only. There are two sets of grates here.