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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.
KRRC in the News
January 28, 2020 – Meurer spoke with Herald and News recently about the dam removal process and the “prep work” behind it, as well as how close KRRC is to obtaining the license from FERC, which is set to make a decision this spring.
January 16, 2020 – To ensure a steady water supply if and when the Klamath Dams are removed, Klamath River Renewal Corporation is paying to replace a $4 million water line for the City of Yreka.
November 22, 2019 – Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo will serve as a board member for the organization heading the Klamath River’s restoration, the governor’s office announced Friday.
November 13, 2019 – For nearly 100 years, dams on the Klamath have blocked salmon and steelhead from reaching hundreds of miles of habitat, and have harmed water quality for people and wildlife.
The Revelator – Drones, Algae and Fish Ears: What We’re Learning Before the World’s Largest Dam-removal Project — and What We Could Miss
October 28, 2019 – Scientists studying conditions on the Klamath River hope to help recovery efforts here and around the world, but they still lack dedicated funding.
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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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