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KLAMATH BASIN – The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), in coordination with the City of Yreka, has selected the final design for a new, state-of-the-art water line for the City. The entire anticipated cost of the $4 million project will be paid for by KRRC.
KLAMATH BASIN – Today, in a filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) answered important, substantive questions FERC asked to evaluate KRRC’s capacity to become licensee for the Lower Klamath Project and remove the four dams on the Klamath River.
KLAMATH BASIN – Today, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), along with lead contractor Kiewit, continue progress toward fulfilling the terms of the Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) dam removal and restoring a free-flowing Klamath River by selecting Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES) as project restoration subcontractor.
KLAMATH BASIN – Yesterday, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) took a major step toward dam removal and creating a free-flowing Klamath River by entering into a dam removal design-build contract with construction firm Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. of Fairfield, California.
KRRC CEO Mark Bransom Issues Statement on Release of Lower Klamath Project Draft Environmental Impact Report
KLAMATH BASIN – Mark Bransom, Chief Executive Officer for the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), issued the following statement in response to the December 27 release of the California State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for removal of the Klamath River dams in California.
Removal Effort for Klamath River Dam Achieves Major Milestone with Issuance of Oregon Water Quality Certification
KLAMATH BASIN – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) on September 7 issued its final Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the removal of the J.C. Boyle Dam located in Klamath County, OR, determining that dam removal on the Klamath River is expected to improve water quality, restore a more free-flowing condition and benefit fish populations in the long run.
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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.
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Photo Gallery for Press
All the images are for press use only and available as digital files for use with articles about the Klamath River Renewal Corporation.
Close-up images of Copco No. 1 Dam (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
Aerial image of Copco No. 2 Dam (Credit: PacifiCorp)
Aerial images of Iron Gate Dam (Credit: Michael Wier / CalTrout)
JC Boyle Dam and Powerhouse (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 1 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 2 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 3 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 4 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 5 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 6 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 7 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 8 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Klamath River 9 (Credit: Anna Murveit / KRRC)
- Mouth of the Klamath River – An aerial view of the Klamath River where it flows into the Pacific Ocean.
- Algae Blooms 1 (Credit: KRRC)
- Algae Blooms 2 (Credit: KRRC)
- Algae Blooms 3 (Credit: KRRC)
- Algae Blooms 4 (Credit: KRRC)
- Algae Sample (Credit: Karuk Tribe)
- Klamath River Health Advisory Notice (Credit: Danielle Katz, Rivers for Change)
- Green Water (Credit: “A River Between Us”)
- Green Algae on Plants (Credit: “A River Between Us”)
- Algae on Water (Credit: “A River Between Us”)
- Algae in Iron Gate Reservoir (Credit: EcoFlight)
- Algae in Iron Gate Reservoir 2 (Credit: EcoFlight)
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