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Klamath Basin Adjudication

​The Klamath Basin Adjudication is the legal process in which water rights which vested before adoption of Oregon's water code in 1909 are established through a proceeding in the Klamath County Circuit Court. The Oregon Water Resources Department managed the initial phases of this process and issued a Final Order of Determination on March 7, 2013. The Circuit Court is responsible for resolution of exceptions and issuance of the water right decree.

Chief Justice Order No. 14-041
Chief Justice Order No. 14-045​

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING A DIGITAL COPY OF THE KLAMATH BASIN ADJUDICATION RECORD
Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC FILING IN eCOURT CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
eFiling Guide
Training for Water Rights Case

Case Management Committee Documents (3/21/14)

WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT FINAL ORDER OF DETERMINATION
AND AMENDED AND CORRECTED FINAL ORDER OF DETERMINATION

Water Resources Department

EXCEPTIONS
Exceptions Form
Instructions for filing exceptions

CIRCUIT COURT CASE MANAGEMENT ORDERS
Case Management Order #1 (3/7/13)
Case Management Order #2 (5/8/13)
Case Management Order #3 (9/27/13)
Case Management Order #4 (10/30/13)
Case Management Order #5 (12/27/13)
Case Management Order #6 (4/11/14)
Case Management Order #7 (5/28/14)
Case Management Order #8 (8/14/14)
Case Management Order #9 (11/25/14)
Case Management Order #10 (3/4/15)
Case Management Order #11 (8/7/15)
Case Management Order #12 (9/25/15)
Case Management Order #13 (12/10/15)
Case Management Order #14 (12/10/15)
Case Management Order #15 (3/11/16)
Case Management Order #16 (3/11/16)
Case Management Order #17 (5/23/16)
Case Management Order #18 (6/10/16)
Case Management Order #19 (7/1/16)
Case Management Order #20 (9/23/16)
Case Management Order #21​ (10/10/16)
Case Management Order #22​ (1/5/17)
Case Management Order #23​ (2/3/17)

CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES
Agenda for March 18-19

COURT'S SPREADSHEET OF PLEADINGS FILED
Instructions​
Spreadsheet​

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STRUCTURE AND PROCESSING OF FUTURE PROCEEDINGS
Submitted by Case Management Committee (2/11/15)
Submitted by Stoel Rives LLP (2/13/15)
Response submitted by KPWU (3/3/15)
Response submitted by KPWU/Tribes/US (3/3/15)

CURRENT SERVICE LIST
Service list​​​​ (01/17/18)

REQUESTS FOR STAY
WS1300001

Petition for Partial Stay of FFOD by Upper Basin Contestants as to OAH Case 003
Order dated 9/3/13 (Opinion Letter of 7/15/13 | Opinion Letter of 8/15/13)

WS1300002

Petition for Partial Stay of FFOD by Upper Basin Contestants as to Certain Tribal Claims
Order dated 9/3/13 (Opinion Letter of 7/15/13 | Opinion Letter of 8/15/13)

WS1300003

Petition for Stay by Contestant Mathis Family Trust of Claim 668, 669, 670, and 622
Order dated 9/3/13 (Opinion Letter of 7/15/13 | Opinion Letter of 8/15/13)
Order dated 11/5/13

WS1300004

Petition for Partial Stay of FFOD by River Springs Ranch Co. as to Denial of Claim 131
Order dated 9/3/13 (Opinion Letter of 7/15/13 | Opinion Letter of 8/15/13)
Order dated 11/6/13

OPINION LETTERS ON REQUESTS FOR STAY
Opinion Letter of 7/15/13
Opinion Letter of 8/15/13
Opinion Letter of 9/4/13
Opinion Letter of 10/9/13

HEARINGS
Order Setting Initial Hearing (5/8/13)
Order Resetting Initial Hearing (2/14/14)
Order Setting Over Initial Hearing (4/11/14)
Third Order Setting Over Initial Hearing (8/14/14)

CALENDAR OF HEARING DATES
Court calendars​

INFORMATION ABOUT PARTIES AS MOST RECENTLY FILED WITH WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT (may not be updated)
Claimant names & addresses
Contestant names & addresses

FORMS
Consent to receive electronic notifications
Withdrawal of consent to receive electronic notifications
Public records request
Document resource list
Change of address
Change of ownership

CONTACT US
Phone: (541) 883-5503 x244
Email: Klamath.Water@ojd.state.or.us