Draft Environmental Impact ReportCalifornia State Water Resources Control Board
The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the removal of the Klamath River dams in California on December 27, 2018. The 1,800-page draft report provides the SWRCB’s assessment of potential environmental impacts from the Lower Klamath Project and includes proposed measures to avoid, mitigate, or offset those environmental impacts, as required under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Read the Report
To read the DEIR, visit the California State Water Resources Control Board’s website here.
Public Comment Period
The DEIR will be available for public review and comment until the comment deadline: 12:00 pm PST on February 26, 2019. State Water Board staff will hold public meetings on the DEIR in February 2019. More information on public meetings can be found in the Notice of Availability.
- Press Release (KRRC, Dec. 28, 2018)
- Draft Environmental Impact Report Q&A (KRRC, Dec. 28, 2018)
- FAQ: Decommissioning Dams on the Klamath River (SWRCB, Dec. 27, 2018)
- Notice of Availability for Public Comment of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Lower Klamath Project License Surrender (SWRCB, Dec. 27, 2018)
- Notice and Draft Water Quality Certification for the Lower Klamath Project (SWRCB, June 7, 2018)
For media inquiries, please call 916-847-6459
For all other inquiries, please call 415-820-4441
Download the Draft Environmental Impact Report
Download one or more sections of the DEIR using the links below.
- Title Page and Table of Contents (PDF, 483 KB)
- Acronyms and Abbreviations (PDF, 29 KB)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 2 MB)
- Section 1: Introduction (PDF, 96 KB)
- Section 2: Proposed Project (PDF, 21 MB)
- Section 3: Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures (PDF, 56 MB)
- Section 4: Alternatives (PDF, 2 MB)
- Section 5: Other Required CEQA Discussion and Consideration of Social and Economic Factors (PDF, 142 KB)
- Appendices (Download via SWRCB website, PDF, 554 MB)