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KBAO Water Bank The Klamath Project Water Bank is a mechanism designed to meet water supply requirements through transfer of water from one entity to another.
Keswick Dam Keswick Dam and reservoir are features of the Central Valley Project - Shasta/Tinity River Divisions. The dam creates a 23,800-acre-foot afterbay for Shasta Lake. Keswick Dam has migratory fish-trapping facilities in conjunction with the Coleman Fish Hatchery, 25 miles downstream on Battle Creek. The salmon and steelhead are trapped as they reach the dam, then transported to the fish hatchery for milking. Keswick Reservoir does not have salmon or steelhead; it does have a healthy population of wild trout, including German browns and rainbows. The majority of the fish are native. The California Department of Fish and Game occasionally plants fish in the Keswick Reservoir. Effective fly fishing, spin fishing, and bait fishing. Boat launching facilities on the south end of the reservoir. Excellent shore access on the west. Very light fishing pressure.
Klamath Operations Planning Klamath (KBAO) Operations Planning - Klamath Project Annual Operations Plan 2005 2004 2003 2002 Final 10-Year Biological Opinions Memo to NMFS (297KB) Final Threatened Coho Salmon Biological Opinion (562KB) Memo to FWS (252KB) Final Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion (7.1MB) Final Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion Appendices (6.6MB) 2002 Draft 10-Year Biological Opinions Draft Threatened Coho Salmon Biological Opinion (604KB) News Release Draft Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion (6.5MB) News Release Draft Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion Appendices (4.3MB) 2002 Interim Biological Opinions Threatened Coho Salmon in the Klamath River (210KB) Endangered Suckers in the Klamath Basin (55KB) Biological Assessment with NAS Interim Report (2.5MB) News Release Endangered Species Information ESA Consultations U.S. Fish Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Klamath Project Klamath Project - The Upper Klamath River Basin has extensive land and water resources which are not fully developed. The terrain varies from rugged, heavily timbered mountain slopes to rolling sagebrush benchlands and broad, flat valleys. The project plan includes construction of facilities to divert and distribute water for irrigation of basin lands, including reclamation of Tule and Lower Klamath Lakes, and control of floods in the area.
Klamath Project California and Oregon The irrigable lands of the Klamath Project are in south-central Oregon (62 percent) and north-central California (38 percent). The Project provides full service water to approximately 240,000 acres of cropland. Two main sources supply water for the project: Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River; and Clear Lake Reservoir, Gerber Reservoir, and Lost River, which are located in a closed basin. The total drainage area, including the Lost River and the Klamath River watershed above Keno, Oregon, is approximately 5,700 square miles.
Klamath Project, The Located in Klamath Falls in southern Oregon, the Klamath Basin Area Office (KBAO) employs 30 staff who help manage the Klamath Project, a Federal storage project built in the early 1900's to provide irrigation for about 240,000 acres. Three reservoirs store about 1,095,000 acre-feet of water in the Klamath and Lost River Basins. More than 1,400 miles of canals and drains provide service to water users. The project occupies portions of the Klamath River and Lost River watersheds with the Klamath River Basin. In addition, four national wildlife refuges are adjacent to or within the project boundaries and receive water from from or are associated with project facilities. The need for more certainty in project operations was heightened by drought conditions in the early 1990's, listings of species under the Endangered Species Act, and the protection of Tribal trust resources. KBAO is working with agricultural, environmental, tribal, urban, and power interests to develop a long-term operations plan to meet the competing demands for water in the Klamath Project area.

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