Task Forces and Sub-Groups

Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Jeff Merkley, Congressman Greg Walden, and the Governor convened the Klamath Basin Task Force in July of 2013, following a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the remaining water and other resource management issues in the Klamath Basin. The committee was charged with three things:
  • ​​Negotiating a comprehensive settlement of remaining water and other resource
    issues in the Upper Basin;

  • Reducing the costs to the federal government of the package of actions designed to restore environmental health and economic stability to the Klamath Basin; and
  • Developing a program to provide lower cost power to irrigators in the Klamath Irrigation Project, as well as for off-project irrigators who are participating in water resources programs that benefit the basin.
On February 28, 2014, the negotiating team on water issues reached a proposed Final Upper Basin Comprehensive Agreement. That agreement is going through final review by the Klamath Tribes and other parties prior to signing. The final report of the Task Force will be released in the near future. Click here for the full media release.

Click here for the proposed Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement and a summary of the proposed agreement.

Click here​ for task force meeting schedule and meeting materials, including the Agreement in Principle on water.
Click here for the final Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement and the Final Upper Basin Task Force Report.​