Released On: January 16, 2004
As in 2003, the Water Bank will include forbearance of surface water use and substitution of groundwater use for surface water use. However, participation in 2004 is open to all users of surface water above Keno Dam, including non-Project users, but excluding Federal lease lands. The 2004 Water Bank program allows for greater flexibility in land use practices.
Selection will be performed through a bidding process. The price bid per acre, combined with estimated water savings based on crop and soil types, will be used to rank applications by price per acre-foot of water. Reclamation will select applications reflecting the lowest cost per acre-foot.
Bid and application materials are being mailed to those who applied for the 2003 Water Bank. An application information sheet and a final bid and application form are available from Reclamation's Klamath Basin Area Office at 6600 Washburn Way in Klamath Falls and online at: www.usbr.gov/mp/kbao.
The application period for the Water Bank will begin on Monday, January 19, 2004. All applications must be received in the Klamath Basin Area Office no later than 4 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2004.
For further information or questions contact Phil Graf at 541-883-6935 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gary Baker at the same number or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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