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2022 Drought Plan Klamath Project, Oregon-California Interior Region 10, California-Great Basin

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | April 29th, 2022

The Klamath Project (Project) delivers water for irrigation purposes to up to approximately 230,000 acres in southern Oregon and northern California when water is available. The Project relies upon several primary water sources to meet irrigation demands including water from Upper Klamath Lake (UKL), Clear Lake Reservoir, and Gerber Reservoir, and from the Klamath and Lost rivers.

The Project’s water supplies (Project Supply or Supplies) have been impacted by the severe drought conditions currently affecting the Klamath Basin in southern Oregon and northern California. This 2022 Drought Plan describes the background for and the process of allocating the available Project Supply during the 2022 spring/summer irrigation season (April 15 through September 30, 20222), consistent with the contract priorities that exist within the Project.


allocations, drought, endangered species, fisheries, planning and management, tribal water issues, upper watershed management, water project operations