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CWA travels to Washington D.C. to discuss Klamath Water Crisis

California Waterfowl is in Washington D.C. this week to discuss the Klamath water crisis with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and senior U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff.
 
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America's First Waterfowl Refuge is Dry

The Klamath Basin is dry! For the first time in history, America’s first National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) established for waterfowl conservation purposes by Theodore Roosevelt is a barren wasteland.
 
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CWA Secures State Funding to Support Water Transfer for Lower Klamath NWR

California Waterfowl entered into a contract with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to fund the transfer of up to 3,750 acre-feet of irrigation water from a landowner in the Wood River Valley of Oregon to help flood Unit 2 and other wetland habitat at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
 
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CWA Funds Spring 2022 Water Delivery to Lower Klamath Refuge

In light of ongoing drought and significantly reduced wetland habitat conditions, California Waterfowl has entered into a contract with Klamath Drainage District (KDD), farmers located north of the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, to purchase up to 2,000 acre-feet of agricultural drain water to help maintain water levels in Unit 2 and possibly also flood Unit 3.
 
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Infrastructure bill: an opportunity for Lower Klamath

The massive federal infrastructure bill signed into law by the president on Nov. 15 provides a significant opportunity to aid the parched Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge: $162 million to be used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service earmarked for “Klamath Basin restoration activities.” 
 
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Flyway Council presses Interior on water for Lower Klamath

The fight to save the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge gained another voice last month when the Pacific Flyway Council sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior asking her to prioritize getting water to the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
 
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Big water victory for Lower Klamath

CWA's recent huge water victory for the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge could not have happened without the efforts of many people.
 
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Our first big milestone… But still many miles to go

CWA successfully acquired a permanent water right for Lower Klamath, but there's still much work to be done in the fight for water.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
Klamath

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.
 
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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...
 
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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.
 
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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...