KRRC’s job is to take ownership of four PacifiCorp dams — JC Boyle, Copco, No. 1 & 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. Dams upstream of JC Boyle — Keno and Link River Dams — are not
part of the KRRC project. PacifiCorp will transfer Keno Dam to the United States government under the amended KHSA, but both dams will remain operational.
Removal of the four hydroelectric dams is the first crucial step to restore the health of the Klamath River and the communities that depend upon it. KRRC’s sole focus is to accomplish this first step.
Click here to learn more about KRRC’s Definite Plan for the Lower Klamath Project, which provides extensive detail on the project design, deconstruction, and post-deconstruction restoration activities for the removal of the J.C. Boyle, Copco 1, Copco 2, and Iron Gate dams.
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