Friday March 10, 2023


Construction to start the removal process of the Klamath River dams will start this month and all four dams are scheduled to be removed from the river by the end of 2024.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the $450 million dam removal project in November of 2022. It will be the largest dam removal project in American history. 

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), who took over ownership of the dams from Pacific Power, is leading the historic construction project. This month, construction preparation work is underway. Construction on the dams will begin this summer, starting with Copco 2.

“That dam and all the facilities associated with Copco 2 at that location should effectively be out of the river no later than September or early October of this year,” said Mark Bransom, CEO of the KRRC. 

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