Tuesday November 16, 2021

Daily Kos

If all goes as planned, the removal of four PacifiCorp Dams on the Klamath River that have blocked salmon and steelhead migration for over 100 years will begin in early 2023, according to Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) Executive Director Mark Bransom.

Branson spoke at a press briefing on Friday that also featured Yurok Tribe Lawyer Amy Cordallis, Trout Unlimited CA Director Brian Johnson, Karuk Tribe Natural Resources Policy Consultant Craig Tucker, Sustainable Northwest Klamath Basin Manager Kelly Delpit and PCFFA Northwest Director Glen Spain. Tucker moderated the event.

KRRC’s job is to take ownership of four PacifiCorp dams—JC Boyle, Copco No. 1 and No. 2, and Iron Gate—and then remove these dams, restore formerly inundated lands, and implement required mitigation measures in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. PacifiCorp will continue to operate the dams in the interim, according to reconnectklamath.org.


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