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Over 70 Years of Representing the Farmers and Ranchers of Klamath Project

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About KWUA

About Klamath Water Users Association

Founded in 1953, the Klamath Water Users Association is dedicated to representing farmers and ranchers in the Klamath Reclamation Project. Our members, spanning both California and Oregon, play a crucial role in managing over 170,000 acres of prime farmland. Together, we champion sustainable water use, ensuring the prosperity of over 1,200 family farms and ranches.

Championing the Farmers and Ranchers of the Klamath Project

Nurturing Agriculture Since 1953

Klamath Water Users Association is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization representing irrigating farmers and ranchers of the Klamath Project since 1953. However, the roots of the organization date back to the beginning of the Klamath Reclamation Project in 1905.

KWUA members include rural and suburban irrigation districts, other public agencies, and private individuals, who operate on both sides of the California-Oregon border. These entities and individuals typically hold water delivery contracts with the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The Klamath Project is home to over 1,200 family farms and ranches and encompasses over 170,000 acres of some of the best farmland in the West.

Discover the Klamath Reclamation Project

Experience the vitality of our agricultural landscape. Watch this short video to delve into the Klamath Reclamation Project, where KWUA is shaping the future of farming and ranching.

Committed to a Cause

What started out as a desire to protect the irrigated lands of the Klamath Project has turned into a mission for preserving and enhancing the viability of the project for current and future generations of farmers. We take great pride in serving our membership.

Providing Advocacy

Discover KWUA's vital role in advocating for farmers and ranchers. We focus on water quality, operational issues, internal/external relations, and government advocacy. Witness how our strategic approach fosters settlement agreements and guides adjudication, ensuring sustainable agricultural success.

Our Board of Directors

KWUA is governed by an 11-member board of directors who are representatives from Klamath Project districts. The association employs an executive director and staff to execute the policy decisions made by the board.​ KWUA holds monthly board meetings. If you are interested in attending a board meeting please contact the office or a board member for more information.

Board of Director Officers - 2023
Tracey Liskey
Vice President
Jeff Boyd
Tricia Hill
Mike McKoen

Klamath Water Users Association Staff

Paul Simmons


Moss Driscoll

Vice President

Chelsea Shearer


KWUA Annual Reports

2022 KWUA Annual Report

2021 KWUA Annual Report

2020 KWUA Annual Report

2018 KWUA Annual Report

2017 KWUA Annual Report

2016 KWUA Annual Report

2015 KWUA Annual Report

Interested in sponsorship with KWUA

If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor for KWUA, please reach out to our office or call us today. We welcome the opportunity to discuss potential partnerships and collaboration.

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