Press Releases

KRRC Statement on FERC License Transfer Order

KLAMATH REGION – The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) July 16 ruling.

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Klamath Dam Removal on Track as KRRC Submits Critical Budget Information to FERC

KLAMATH REGION – In a February 28 filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) submitted updated cost information, including the “Guaranteed Maximum Price” (GMP) submitted by Kiewit Infrastructure West (Kiewit) and Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES), and other requested material that further demonstrate KRRC’s capacity to become licensee for the Lower Klamath Project (Project).

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KRRC Awards McMillen Jacobs Associates Owner’s Representative Contract on Klamath Dam Removal Project

KLAMATH BASIN – The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) continues progress toward implementing the Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA), removing the Klamath dams and restoring a free-flowing Klamath River, by selecting McMillen Jacobs Associates (McMillen Jacobs) to provide owner’s representation services.

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KRRC to Build New Water Infrastructure for City of Yreka

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.

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Klamath Dam Removal Moves Forward as KRRC Makes Critical Submission to FERC

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.

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KRRC and Kiewit Name RES as Lead Restoration Contractor on Klamath Dam Removal Project

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.

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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.

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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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KRRC Board Approves FY 18–19 Budget

The Board of Directors of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) approved a budget of $27,475,000 for the organization’s fiscal year that began on July 1, 2018.

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KRRC Files Comprehensive Plan for Removal of Four Hydroelectric Dams on the Klamath River

KLAMATH RIVER REGION – 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 – J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate.

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California Water Board Issues Draft Certification for Section 401 Water Quality Permit for Proposed Dam Removal

On June 7, 2018, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released its draft Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed removal of the Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate hydroelectric developments, located in Siskiyou County, CA.
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ODEQ Issues Draft Certification for Section 401 Water Quality Permit for Proposed Dam Removal

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has released its draft Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed removal of the J.C. Boyle hydroelectric development, located in Klamath County, Oregon.
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KRRC Statement on FERC’s Approval of Board of Consultants

San Francisco, Calif. – Mark Bransom, executive director of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), released the following statement today in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of KRRC’s proposed panel of experts to serve as Independent Board of Consultants (BOC)
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Klamath River Renewal Corporation Announces New Community Liaison

Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), a non-profit formed to decommission four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, has announced Dave Meurer as its Community Liaison. Dave will represent KRRC at events in Klamath, Siskiyou, and Humboldt counties and support KRRC’s community and outreach efforts.
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KRRC to Host Series of Public Open House Meetings

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) is hosting a series of open house meetings for the public on the evenings of November 7-9th.
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KRRC Board Approves 17–18 Budget

At a meeting on June 21, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) approved the organization’s budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.
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The Klamath River Renewal Corporation Announces New Executive Director

The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), a nonprofit corporation formed in 2016 to revitalize the Klamath River Basin by improving the local economy, benefitting PacifiCorp’s customers, and enhancing environmental conditions on the Klamath River, has announced Mark Bransom as its Executive Director. Mark will officially assume this new role in early June 2017.
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The Klamath River Renewal Corporation Begins Implementation of Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement

Today the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) filed two applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), taking a significant step towards implementation of an agreement to decommission four dams on the Klamath River.
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