The Klamath Project (Project) delivers water for irrigation purposes to over 200,000 acres in southern Oregon and northern California. This 2017 Operations Plan (Plan) describes Project operations that are anticipated to occur during the 2017 spring-summer irrigation season (March 1 to November 15), based upon current and projected hydrologic conditions. The Plan is consistent with Reclamation’s proposed action analyzed in the biological opinions (BiOp) issued jointly by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on May 31, 2013.
This Plan is divided into three sections. The first section describes the estimated water supplies available for Project purposes during the 2017 spring-summer irrigation season. The second section discusses the voluntary water conservation measures that Reclamation and Project water users will employ to manage and conserve limited water resources. The third section address additional operational considerations.Keyword Tags: