May 7, 2019 – What is touted as a record-size U.S. dam removal, held up by 15 years of stakeholder and government legal disputes, now is moving forward, with an April 24 design-build contract to Kiewit Infrastructure West.
April 26, 2019 – The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has entered into a dam removal design-build contract with Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. The initial award authorizes $18.1 million in preliminary services, with a further award for project implementation work to follow once design is finalized.
April 25, 2019 – The project to see four dams removed from along the Klamath River just entered a new phase, with the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) choosing a contractor to accomplish the task.
April 4, 2019 – We consulted with the AECOM technical experts working on the dam removal project (including experts on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process) in order to clarify for everyone the regulatory processes and how they all fit together.
March 30, 2019 – There are many questions surrounding the potential removal of four dams along the Klamath River. One commonly asked question is whether dam removal would be in the best interest of Pacific Power ratepayers.
March 23, 2019 – Jack Trout writes, “I have been a proud Siskiyou County resident and business owner for more than 25 years.”
March 20, 2019 – The Yurok Tribe and the nonprofit organization spearheading a project to remove dams on the Klamath River are seeking to clarify statements made by Del Norte County supervisors regarding mitigation dollars.
March 13, 2019 – It may be a unique situation when a dam removal might mean more water for farmers instead of less, but the Klamath Basin is a unique place.
March 2, 2019 – Matt Cox writes, “I was glad to see Samuel Strait weighing in on Klamath Dam removal […] as the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has actively engaged the public on the project for more than a year and welcomes public input.”
February 26, 2019 – In recent letters and public comments, several dam removal opponents argued that the Klamath River was never “pristine” – as though this is somehow a good reason to keep the fish-killing, water-quality ruining dams blocking the river.
February 25, 2019 – A recent letter by Chrissie Reynolds (2/21/2019) made a strong plea to the community to engage in the Klamath dam removal process and to voice their opinions to the appropriate state and federal agencies.
February 21, 2019 – Even though the State Water Resource Board’s draft EIR addresses the concerns board members raise about sediment deposit on the coast and harbor, Chris Howard, Bob Berkowitz, and Gery Hemmingsen still need more information.
October 2018 – A new chapter is beginning in the complex history of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River at the California and Oregon border in the US.
September 30, 2018 – A flight over the Klamath River hydroelectric dams on Thursday morning served up spectacular views of the expansive landscape, as well as sparking commentary about the pending removal of the dams, and discussion of the broader landscape that connects them.
September 26, 2018 – The Klamath River Renewal Corp. last week put out its request for proposals for removal of the four hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River: Iron Gate, Copco No. 1 and 2 in California; and J.C. Boyle in Oregon.
September 26, 2018 – Chrysten Lambert and Brian Johnson of Trout Unlimited write: “Recently the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued its final Section 401 Water Quality Certification that removing JC Boyle Dam on the Klamath River will comply with Oregon’s state water quality requirements.”
September 19, 2018 – The Klamath River Dam removal will bring many benefits to the local region, including more local jobs, improved water quality, and a healthier fish population.
September 16, 2018 – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has determined that removal of John C. Boyle Dam along the Klamath River in Oregon will comply with all water quality standards, limitations and restrictions set by Oregon water law and the federal Clean Water Act.
September 7, 2018 – John Jaques, a property owner in Hornbroo, CA writes: “Several recent Letters to the Editor written by anti dam removal proponents have again raised several myths associated with dam removal…”
August 17, 2018 – Dave Meurer, KRRC’s Community Liaison, responds to questions about the project.
August 17, 2018 – Nadine Bailey, former Senior Field Staff for Senator Sam Aanestad and District Director for Assemblyman Brian Dahle / Anderson, California, writes a letter to the editor in support of the project, highlighting the benefits of the project on both fisheries and agriculture.
July 18, 2018 – Basin Views is a podcast by Herald & News featuring interviews with experts in local topics important to the Klamath Basin.
July 13, 2018 – Former Gov. Theodore R. Kulongoski writes: “I have been involved in Klamath River issues… so I have a long history with, and a good understanding of, this river and its water allocation issues.”
June 29, 2018 – The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) announced today it has filed its “Definite Plan for the Lower Klamath Project” with the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) for the proposed removal of four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River.
June 29, 2018 – For more than a century, the Klamath River dams have been intrinsically linked to the Klamath Basin’s identity and development.