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CWA to feds: Release water for wetlands

California Waterfowl delivered an urgent request, co-signed by 13 other conservation organizations, to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Monday asking it to release water from Upper Klamath Lake to flood dry wetlands in the Klamath Basin.
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Water is flowing to Lower Klamath!

Water is flowing to the Lower Klamath NWR today, thanks to CWA's purchase of water rights for the parched refuge.
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Water transfer to Lower Klamath approved

The Oregon Water Resources Department approved a request to transfer a water right from a willing seller in Oregon's Wood River Valley to California Waterfowl to benefit the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
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Klamath update: Lower Klamath drying up, water shifting at Tule Lake

PHOTO AND VIDEO: Satellite imagery and photography from the past week paint a grim picture of conditions in the parched Klamath Basin.

CWA water-rights purchase featured on JPR

Jefferson Public Radio featured a discussion today about CWA's plan to purchase water rights for the Lower Klamath NWR.

CWA statement in response to H&N article

CWA released the following statement in response to an article in today's Klamath Falls Herald and News about the draining of Sump 1B at TLNWR.
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Lower Klamath water rights purchase update

California Waterfowl's effort to purchase water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge is awaiting approvals.
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The Klamath Effect

The effects of little water for the nation's first waterfowl refuge ripple across the entire state. (From Summer 2021 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine).
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CWA lauds proposed aid package that would help Klamath refuges

California Waterfowl lauds a proposal by two congressmen from Northern California and Oregon to provide $57 million in aid for the Klamath Basin, including $2.5 million to help two national wildlife refuges that are drying up.
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Extreme 2021 water disaster unfolds in the Klamath Basin

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that it would be allocating only 33,000 acre-feet from the Klamath Project this year - an amount that will leave the Klamath Basin's farmers, national wildlife refuges and salmon runs in dire straits.

H&N article about impending crisis in the Klamath Basin

The Herald and News today featured an article by Alex Schwartz detailing the impending water crisis...

Newspaper article: This wildlife refuge is drying up. An anonymous rancher wants to save it.

Herald and News reporter Alex Schwartz reports on CWA's efforts to purchase water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.

Newspaper article: Botulism could decimate California wild ducks again. How hunters are trying to save them

Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow writes about California Waterfowl's efforts to secure water rights for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
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Lower Klamath update: a huge step forward

March 4, 2021—In an exciting development, California Waterfowl has entered into an agreement to purchase rights to...
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Lower Klamath backgrounder: biological opinions and their role in keeping LKNWR dry

One of the federal policy actions driving the lack of water for the Lower Klamath NWR is the develo...
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Lower Klamath: 2021 water prognosis not good

All indications are that the Lower Klamath NWR will not receive any water deliveries at all during...
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Lower Klamath: Solution hinges on new administration

(Originally published in the Spring 2021 edition of California Waterfowl Magazine.) by JEFFREY A. V...
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A key precursor to getting more water for Lower Klamath

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting comments on its draft environmental assessment of w...
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Klamath Update: The fight for every drop of water

by JEFFREY A. VOLBERG, DIRECTOR OF WATER LAW AND POLICY (Originally published in the Winter 2020 is...
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Opening weekend mallard harvest down at key CA refuges

One of the (many) reasons California Waterfowl is concerned about the plight of the Lower Klamath N...
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Lower Klamath NWR: final botulism tally, dismal live bird counts

Given how little water the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge got this summer (more about why b...

Video: This is what botulism response looks like

CWA would like to thank Waterfowl Programs Supervisor Caroline Brady (shown in this video), the staff of the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Bird Ally X (water bird rehabbers) and others ...

Bureau of Reclamation announces 5,400 acre feet for Klamath refuges

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced today that it is sending another 5,400 acre feet of water to the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges in an attempt to help address the horrific avian botulism outbreak.